Several people, including the alleged leader of the “Petit Bar” criminal gang, were arrested on Monday in Ajaccio as part of the investigation into an assassination attempt on Guy Orsoni in 2018, according to sources familiar with the matter. .
Son of a former nationalist leader, Guy Orsoni, currently in detention, is at the heart of several criminal cases in Corsica.
The alleged leader of the criminal gang "Le Petit Bar", Jacques Santoni, is among those arrested and a search took place at his Ajaccian home in the presence of the Raid, the elite body of the national police, he said. we learned from several sources including his lawyer Pascal Garbarini.
Jacques Santoni, quadriplegic, has a medical certificate of less than 10 days which requires him to stay at his home to avoid any risk in the face of Covid-19, his lawyer said.
He regretted that "the only solution offered to him is to transfer him to police custody in Marseille, a cluster of Covid-19, while we are not in flagrante delicto since the alleged facts date back to September 2018 ".
"I have already warned the judge and the judicial police officers that in the event that Mr. Jacques Santoni would catch a virus or something else because of this procedure, I would draw all the legal consequences", said Me Garbarini who defends a second person arrested Monday in this case.
These arrests made by the judicial police on rogatory commission from a judge of the Specialized Interregional Jurisdiction of Marseille (Jirs), competent in matters of serious organized crime, took place this Monday morning and aimed "at multiple targets", indicated the Attorney for the Republic of Ajaccio, Carine Greff.
A "major operation"
According to corroborating sources, several arrests and at least one prison extraction took place in this "major operation" within the island's organized crime.
Targets would have escaped the net, they add.
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On September 13, 2018, while driving in broad daylight at the wheel of an armored car in Ajaccio, Guy Orsoni, son of the former nationalist leader Alain Orsoni, was targeted by the passenger of a motorcycle armed with an assault rifle.
Wounded in the shoulder, he had managed to escape his two attackers by fleeing in his black 4 x 4 Mercedes towards the city center, where he had stopped not far from the court.
Guy Orsoni has been indicted in several cases, in particular for "criminal association".