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Declaration of interests: Delevoye sentenced to four months in prison

2021-12-02T19:19:19.423Z

The former high commissioner for pensions Jean-Paul Delevoye was sentenced Thursday in Paris to four months suspended prison sentence and a fine of 15,000 euros ...



Former High Commissioner for Pensions Jean-Paul Delevoye was sentenced Thursday in Paris to four months suspended prison sentence and a fine of 15,000 euros for not having declared several warrants to the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life, we learned from corroborating sources.

Jean-Paul Delevoye was tried during an appearance hearing on prior admission of guilt (CRPC).

The Paris Criminal Court, which approved the sentence, did not pronounce a sentence of ineligibility against him and exempted him from being registered in his criminal record.

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"

It was a hearing in which Mr. Delevoye was able to say that he assumed his responsibility for the facts alleged against him,

" commented his lawyer, Me Marion Delaigue, to AFP. "

Both the president of the court and the prosecutor recognized the good faith of Mr. Delevoye who did not seek to evade or to defraud

", she underlined. The Paris prosecutor's office opened a preliminary investigation in December 2019 for “

breach of trust

”, “

abuse of corporate assets

” and concealment of these offenses, after being seized by the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life (HATVP). She had reported her incomplete declaration of interests and a possible "

concealment of abuse of social good

For having accumulated his government compensation with that of president of the Parallaxe think tank.

A mistake"

Faced with the cascade of press revelations on his parallel activities, Jean-Paul Delevoye had resigned from the government, in the midst of social conflict over his pension reform.

Appointed to the post of High Commissioner for Pension Reform in 2017, Jean-Paul Delevoye had legally combined his remuneration as a senior civil servant with that of Honorary President of Parallaxe since 2008, but he had failed in his obligation to do so. inform the HATVP.

However, his entry into the government in September 2019 made this accumulation illegal, since the Constitution prohibits “

all professional activity

” for members of the government.

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"

I kept it when I was appointed high commissioner and therefore a high official, then when I became a member of the government, which, I have since learned, was not authorized,

" Jean- then explained. Paul Delevoye, acknowledging an "

error

".

Faced with the controversy, he had committed to repay the sums received during these three months, a little more than 16,000 euros.

In his declaration of interests and activities, submitted in mid-November after taking office, the former high commissioner had however only indicated his combination of functions with the presidency of the Parallaxe think tank and two associations as well as his function. passed from general delegate of the IGS training group.

The revelation of other mandates by the press had forced him to send the HATVP a corrected declaration comprising eight additional functions, including the past presidency of the Economic and Social Council (Cese) or the function of administrator of the SNCF Foundation.

Source: lefigaro

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