Breaches that could be qualified as an offence.
The High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life seized the public prosecutor on Tuesday after confirmation that the former minister Caroline Cayeux had undervalued her assets in her declaration, suspecting "tax evasion" and a "false evaluation ".
🔴 Press release - Situation of Ms. Caroline Cayeux: the @HATVP notifies the public prosecutor ▶️https://t.co/pZwHASlBIi pic.twitter.com/UvcLwep0Sw
— HATVP (@HATVP) November 29, 2022
"The High Authority noted that the declaration of Mrs Cayeux's financial situation included significant reductions in the value of her property, of the order of 2,400,000 euros for her main residence located in Paris and 1,500,000 euros for a house located in Ille-et-Vilaine, i.e. a reduction of around half of the overall value of these two properties”, underlines the HATVP in a press release.
"These shortcomings are likely to characterize the offense of misleading evaluation of one's assets", continues the HATVP, which, consequently, informed the public prosecutor.
The Minister Delegate for Local Authorities, former mayor of Beauvais, announced her resignation Monday from her post because of her dispute with the HATVP.
"Following my declaration of assets, the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life told me that it considered it undervalued," she said in a statement.
She claims to have “taken into account her observations” and to have “aligned” but, “despite this, the High Authority for the transparency of public life persists in questioning my sincerity”.