Justice: Patrick Balkany's release was suspended by the prosecution

Monday's appeal by the Evry prosecution against Patrick Balkany's conditional release without an electronic bracelet was heard by the sentence enforcement court.

Justice: Patrick Balkany's release was suspended by the prosecution

Monday's appeal by the Evry prosecution against Patrick Balkany's conditional release without an electronic bracelet was heard by the sentence enforcement court. This implies that Balkany, the former LR mayor, will continue to be held in Levallois-Perret.

Caroline Nisand, Evry prosecutor, stated that the prosecution's appeal was suspended until the Paris Court of Appeal rules. This is within the maximum period of 2 months. Patrick Balkany is still in Fleury Merogis prison (Essonne) until this new decision.

His lawyers Me Robin Binsard, and Romain Dieudonne had announced earlier in the day that Patrick Balkany (73), would be granted conditional freedom and will leave Fleury-Merogis jail this Wednesday, June 1.

On February 7, the former mayor of Levallois Perret was taken into police custody. After five months of detention for tax evasion and then being released on an electronic wristband for health reasons, he was returned to prison for numerous violations of his obligations. Appeal can be made to the Evry public prosecution's office.

This conditional release was granted by the Evry sentence enforcement court to the former elected official without an electronic bracelet. His lawyers responded that "this decision is irreproachable in legal because there is no justification to continue detention of someone who has already served two thirds of his sentence," Patrick Balkany's residence is set in Giverny (Eure). He will be summoned by the judge of application to the sentences of Evreux to answer the summonses and receive visits from the penitentiary services of insertion (Spip).

The Balkany spouses were found guilty of failing to pay wealth tax between 2010-2015 and having paid an grossly undervalued income taxes between 2009 and 2014. As of April 21, 2023, Patrick Balkany's sentence has been completed.

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