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Claude Geant was tried on Tuesday for campaign fee fraud

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The court of Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine) will deliver its ruling on Tuesday, November 22, against former minister Claude Guéant, who has been prosecuted for fraud in connection with the costs of his 2012 legislative campaign.

During the trial in October, the prosecution requested a suspended three-year prison term, a fine of 50,000 euros, deprivation of his civil rights, as well as a ban from practicing public service and being an employee of a company for five years.

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To be suspended on probation for three years, the prosecution required Claude Guéant to justify his activities, compensate the civil plaintiff (judicial agent of the state) and settle his debts to the public treasury.

“propaganda document”

The main man in the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy, now 77, was a candidate in 2012 for the post of deputy in Hauts-de-Seine. Prosecutors accuse him of deliberately lowering his campaign accounts, thus winning more than €30,000 in compensation. “The integrity of future elected officials begins with the integrity of the candidates seeking to vote.”has criticized the public prosecutor.

At the heart of this case is a four-page letter. In this letter dated January 3, 2012, Pierre-Christophe Paget, UMP (now LR) mayor of Boulogne-Billancourt and outgoing deputy for Hauts-de-Seine, announced that he would support Claude Guéant to succeed him in the National Assembly. He had attached the announcement of the latter’s candidacy.

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The public prosecutor accuses Pierre-Christophe Paget and Claude Guant of seeking financing This publicity document. near the city of Boulogne-Billancourt. The two defendants compete.

The prosecution requested the maximum penalty for financing an illegal campaign against Pierre-Christophe Paget, namely a one-year suspended sentence and a fine of €3,750. He also demanded the issuance of suspended prison sentences or fines against former employees of the town hall and the director of a printing press, who demanded their release.

Imprisoned for about two months

During his trial, Claude Guéant said he did ‘a very great sense of injustice’ He faces criminal proceedings “Appointment”.

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He is the first Place Beauvau tenant to be imprisoned from 13 December 2021 to 9 February 2022. Justice has estimated that he did not timely enforce the fine and damages he was ordered to pay in the case from Home Office cash rewards.

The former minister in the Elysee polls file should also be retried, after an appeal of a one-year prison sentence, including eight months, on charges of nepotism.

He was also charged in the case of suspected Libyan financing of Nicolas Sarkozy’s victorious presidential campaign in 2007.

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