Patrick Balkany, the 72-year-old former mayor of Levallois-Perret (Hauts-de-Seine), was hospitalized Wednesday "
in intensive cardiology care
" in the Paris region for "
" and "
", his wife Isabelle Balkany told AFP on Thursday.
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His condition is stable and he is very well cared for in Foch: he is on a drip, with a catheter and permanent electrodes
," she said, after announcing the "
of her husband on Twitter . Contacted by AFP, the Foch hospital located in Suresnes (Hauts-de-Seine) did not respond immediately. Patrick and Isabelle Balkany were sentenced on appeal in May 2020 to respectively five and four years in prison for laundering tax fraud, without immediate imprisonment due to their state of health. At first instance, Patrick Balkany was sentenced to four years, with a warrant of committal. He was immediately imprisoned at the Health prison where he remained for five months before being released on February 12, 2020, for health reasons.