He was one of the three alleged members of the Corsican criminal gang of "Petit Bar" who had escaped in September 2020 a police strike: according to a source close to the file, Pascal Porri, was arrested on Wednesday. around 8:30 p.m. by the Corsican gendarmerie research section. He was arrested "smoothly" at the restaurant of a five-star hotel in Porto-Vecchio where he was dining with a woman, said this source, confirming information from Corse-Matin. He was expected Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Bastia Court of Appeal to be retried in a case of abuse of corporate assets involving the former CEO of Corsica-Matin, Antony Perrino, in which he was sentenced at first instance to 16 months in prison. The trial has been postponed until January 2022.
On July 5, another of the three fugitives, André Bacchiolelli, was arrested without violence on the outskirts of Ajaccio.
He was then indicted on charges of attempted voluntary homicide in an organized gang, association of criminals and concealment in an organized gang and imprisoned, then said the Marseille prosecutor's office.
Pascal Porri and André Bacchiolelli were wanted as part of the investigation by the Specialized Interregional Jurisdiction (JIRS) of Marseille on the attempted assassination of Guy Orsoni, himself prosecuted in various cases of banditry, on September 13, 2018 in Ajaccio .
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In this investigation, five people were indicted, including the alleged chef of the Petit Bar, Jacques Santoni, on October 1, 2020. On September 28, 2020, three of his alleged lieutenants, Pascal Porri, Mickaël Ettori and André Bacchiolelli had escaped from a police strike probably benefiting from police leaks. Following this failed net, the judicial police in Corsica had been withdrawn from investigations concerning the Petit Bar for the benefit of the gendarmerie. Their investigations also relate to a financial aspect with accusations of money laundering.
Born in the early 2000s, the “Petit Bar” band, named after a café in the Cours Napoléon in Ajaccio where its members met, has been considered for several years by the authorities as a powerful Corsican criminal group. He is suspected of drug trafficking, murder, extortion and international money laundering.