Lucette Michaux-Chevry, minister under Chirac, was placed in police custody - The Point

On the morning of Thursday, July 9, Lucette Michaux-Chevry, the former minister of Jacques Chirac, has been heard by the police "under the police custody" in

Lucette Michaux-Chevry, minister under Chirac, was placed in police custody - The Point

On the morning of Thursday, July 9, Lucette Michaux-Chevry, the former minister of Jacques Chirac, has been heard by the police "under the police custody" in the context of a financial investigation. This figure of the political in Guadeloupe was heard "in custody 9: 30 a.m. to noon" in the folder of the "financing of the election campaign of Mr. Ary Chalus (president of the region Guadeloupe) during the last regional" in 2015, said on Thursday the Agence France-Presse, Jean-Luc Lennon, the chief prosecutor of the Republic of Basse-Terre.

The former minister Jacques Chirac, also a former mayor of Basse-Terre and former president of the agglomeration community of Grand Southern Caribbean, 91-year-old, was interviewed at the office of the chief-place. If " other people had already been heard in this folder ", it has " not yet been the case for Ary Chalus ", according to Jean-Luc Lennon, who explains that there is, for the time being, " no indictment in this case." But " there will be other guards in sight ", according to the same source.

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This case alleged, adding to suspicions or convictions for Lucette Michaux-Chevry, the figure of the local politics. In November 2019, the in his nineties had been declared guilty of non-compliance with the Code of the environment and the health and favouritism in the award of a public contract and sentenced to two years in prison with suspended sentence, final prohibition to exercise a public function and five years of ineligibility, along with 100 000 euros of fine. His lawyer had announced his intention to appeal. Lucette Michaux-Chevry is also under investigation in a case of misappropriation of public funds and money laundering alleged in the agglomeration Community of Grand Southern Caribbean, whose trial was scheduled for 2020.

Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 01:33

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