The former secretary general of the presidency under Nicolas Sarkozy will appeal after being sentenced to one year in prison, including eight months.
Claude Guéant, the former secretary general of the presidency under Nicolas Sarkozy, is currently in prison, serving a one-year prison sentence on Friday, including eight months, for his previous sentence. Postponement Deposit Order has been issued. Will call.
Claude Guéan is under investigation this time around in the lysée poll case. The former Interior Minister, 77, was not in the box to read the verdict of the 32nd Reform Room because he was imprisoned in the health prison for more than a month. His lawyer appeared on his behalf.
He was sentenced to 2 years in prison in a cash bonus case by the Interior Ministry.
The court convicted him of the crime in his favor. Given the “seriousness” and “personality” of Claude Guéant’s facts, the court held that there was no need to adjust the concrete part of the sentence.
Misuse of public funds
In this case, it concluded that between 2007 and 2012 millions of euros were spent on political consultations and opinion polls in Elysee by Patrick Fusion and Pierre Giacometti and the Institute Ipsos. .
President Benjamin Blanchett explained that the two agreements, signed by 72-year-old Patrick Buisson, were a misuse of public funds to the tune of 1. 1.4 million.
According to these traditions, the far-right historian was paid 10,000 euros a month for consultation, and he could provide opinion polls of his own free will: between 2007 and 2009 he bought and resold 235 polls with 65 to 71% of the vote. , Profit of 1.4 million euros.
Patrick Fusion was also convicted of misappropriating corporate assets to the detriment of his companies. A close adviser to the then head of state was sentenced to two years in prison and fined 150,000 euros. Former speaker Pierre Giacometti has been sentenced to six months in prison and fined 70 70,000.
Emmanuel Mignon, then director of the cabinet, was sentenced to six months in prison. The court found that the director of the cabinet should be punished for negligently supporting the signing of some of these controversial agreements and embezzling public funds. On the other hand, former opinion leader Julian Valprey has been released.