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Trip to Tokyo, Dior dresses, Monoprix tights... Anne Hidalgo's expense reports finally revealed


After five years of legal battle against journalist Stephen de Bries, the mayor of Paris was forced to reveal her expense reports in 2017, the year of her campaign for the 2024 Olympic Games to be organized in Paris.

"I finally have the expense reports of Anne Hidalgo and her firm for the year 2017. The investigation continues," said Dutch journalist Stefan de Vries on Twitter.

The latter had made the request in 2018, after the city of Paris obtained the agreement to organize the Olympic Games of 2024, in order to know how much the campaign for the event had cost the taxpayer.

The request had been refused.

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After five years of legal proceedings, the Council of State finally agreed with him.

Received by the Deputy Secretary General of the City and by Yves Charpenel, President of the Ethics Commission for Parisian elected officials, Stephen de Vries thus left on Friday March 17, with six files under his arm corresponding to the expenses of representation, travel and restoration of the elected socialist and five of her collaborators, as initially reported by AFP.

Trip to Tokyo

As the report in the latest edition of the Journal du Dimanche, which also had access to the files, the mayor of Paris thus held an envelope of 19,720 euros in expense reports in 2018. The elected socialist would have spent almost everything and returned, d 'after his entourage, 5,817.86 euros.

Among the expenses, trips abroad, seventeen precisely between January and September 2017: 8,951 euros for a one-week trip to Tokyo, during which she had met members of the Olympic Committee, as well as 11,000 euros for a visit to Lima with the aim of announcing the winning city for the 2024 Olympics.

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Anne Hidalgo also used this envelope to redo her wardrobe.

We note, in particular, "the purchase of three Dior dresses (1188, 1840 and 1440 euros), a black Courrèges dress (720 euros), two Diane Von Fürstenberg dresses and their accessories (1660 and 895 euros), or even ankle boots from the BHV (320 euros), red Minelli shoes (109 euros), a navy blue Apostrophe coat (650 euros), sweaters, trousers and other blouses.

We even find in this inventory tights bought at the Monoprix.

Populist voyeurism

To justify himself, his cabinet declared: “The mayor of Paris embodies France abroad.

She must represent French culture and haute couture, like the first lady or the ministers.

But these are not 10,000 euro dresses.

In addition, she reuses them”.

Since the publication of these expense reports, some have worried that this will generate “misplaced curiosity” on the part of public opinion and “populist voyeurism”.

"These documents could only be communicated to the financial judges of the Regional Chamber of Accounts," said Anne Hidalgo's cabinet.

Source: lefigaro

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