Patrick Balkany was taken into custody on Wednesday in a case of embezzlement of property from a public depot, abuse of corporate assets and illegal taking of interests, for which several members of his entourage are also heard, said this Thursday the Nanterre prosecutor's office at AFP.
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Placed in custody Wednesday morning, the former mayor of Levallois-Perret was released in the evening but it is not excluded that he will be summoned again before the investigating judge, said a close source. of the case, confirming information from
The former elected is targeted in a case of
"misappropriation of property from a public deposit"
Between 2008 and 2015, a room located in Levallois-Perret and not supposed to be operated was rented to various companies, the Nanterre prosecutor's office told AFP.
The daughter of Patrick Balkany, who owned companies that benefited from this room, is also targeted by the procedure and has been placed in police custody.
The son-in-law of the former mayor as his chief of staff were also placed in police custody, as well as other people, according to the prosecution.
Police custody continued this Thursday evening.
Convicted on appeal for tax evasion
The investigation was entrusted to the Central Office for the Fight against Corruption and Financial and Tax Offenses (OCLCIFF), said the Nanterre prosecutor's office.
The Balkany couple were convicted on appeal in March for tax evasion and in May for money laundering.
They lodged an appeal against this latest conviction.
Last July, the former mayor of Levallois-Perret was indicted on suspicion of having used municipal agents for personal purposes while he was mayor.