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Corsica: the nationalist Charles Pieri sentenced to six months in prison for "concealing breach of trust"

2021-10-19T15:04:39.424Z

Charles Pieri was pinned in 2019 for having benefited from “free” car rental contracts. He is condemned but will not go behind bars. Charles Pieri, presumed ex-leader of the Corsican National Liberation Front (FLNC), was sentenced to six months in convertible prison and a fine of 5,000 euros on Tuesday in Bastia for having benefited from “free” car rentals. Condemned for "concealment of breach of trust", Charles Pieri should not go to prison, the sentence pronounced being "immediate



He is condemned but will not go behind bars.

Charles Pieri, presumed ex-leader of the Corsican National Liberation Front (FLNC), was sentenced to six months in convertible prison and a fine of 5,000 euros on Tuesday in Bastia for having benefited from “free” car rentals.

Condemned for "concealment of breach of trust", Charles Pieri should not go to prison, the sentence pronounced being "immediately adaptable".

At the hearing on September 21 before the Bastia Criminal Court, the prosecutor Arnaud Viornery requested one year in prison and 10,000 euros in fines against Charles Pieri who was absent for health reasons.

"We are thinking with our client to appeal because we believe that the facts are not at all constituted," said Tuesday to AFP Me Eric Barbolosi, one of the counsels of Charles Pieri, who had pleaded for the release.

Multiple convictions

A search at the end of May 2019 in the premises of the company Filippi Auto, Hertz franchised car rental agency at Bastia-Poretta airport, had allowed the seizure of "21 vehicle rental contracts in the name of Charles Pieri, entered into between May 22, 2017 and May 22, 2019, without the corresponding invoices being established and recorded in the accounts, ”said Caroline Tharot, the prosecutor at the time.

During his arrest in July 2019, weapons and a bulletproof vest were seized from his home, according to the Bastia prosecutor's office.

But "irregularities" during this search had led the prosecutor to give up any prosecution and to seize the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN).

In September 2018, Charles Pieri was fined 15,000 euros for a message insulting the widow of Prefect Erignac posted on a Facebook account assigned to him.

This controversial figure of Corsican nationalism had already been convicted on several occasions, notably in 2001, with a 5-year prison sentence for criminal association in connection with a terrorist enterprise.

In 2005, he was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment for, in particular, "extortion" and "criminal association".

A sentence finally reduced to 8 years on appeal.

Source: leparis

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