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The investigation for "false testimony" against the prefect of police of Paris and four magistrates classified without follow-up

2021-04-07T11:19:47.394Z

The investigation opened against Didier Lallement and four senior magistrates for "false testimony" pronounced during hearings at the National Assembly



The Paris police chief Didier Lallement, the president of the Paris Court of Appeal Jean-Michel Hayat, the Paris prosecutor general Catherine Champrenault, the Paris prosecutor Rémy Heitz as well as the former prosecutor of the National Financial Prosecutor's Office (PNF ) Eliane Houlette were targeted by complaints for "false testimony" and "perjury" filed by the deputy of France rebellious Ugo Bernalicis, chairman of the commission of inquiry on the independence of the judiciary.

Didier Lallement was accused of not having told the truth when he said he had not "found the organizers" of unauthorized police demonstrations in June.

The Nanterre public prosecutor's office in its decision decided "to classify the procedure in question for absence of infringement" because it appears that "neither the material element, nor the intentional element of this offense are characterized.

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Yellow vests and the Fillon case

The deputy from the North, who had first seized the public prosecutor of Paris, Rémy Heitz, pointed directly to the prosecutor, mentioning an internal note on the fate of the “yellow vests” arrested.

Rémy Heitz had assured, for his part, not to have "signed any document giving instructions to (his) colleagues".

Asked about this in the context of a commission on the maintenance of order at the end of November, Rémy Heitz said that the document mentioned “was not a note from the prosecutor but a practical document sent to the magistrates on duty.

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In another case concerning Catherine Champrenault, attorney general of Paris, and Eliane Houlette, former prosecutor of the National Financial Prosecutor's Office (PNF), Ugo Bernalicis put forward “discordant statements” on interventions in the context of the Fillon affair.

In addition, the president of the Paris court of appeal and former president of the Paris court, Jean-Michel Hayat, was also suspected of "perjury" on the reasons for the appointment of Judge Tournaire in the same Fillon file.

In June 2019, a procedure opened by the Paris prosecutor's office for suspicion of "false testimony" before the senatorial commission of inquiry into the Benalla affair, and targeting Emmanuel Macron's chief of staff Patrick Strzoda had also been closed without after.

Source: leparis

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