The ex-candidate LR at the Hotel de ville of Paris, Rachida Dati, said on Wednesday the Agence France-Presse have reported to the justice of the advantages that the town hall would be granted to the group Unibail, the concessionaire of the Tour triangle, which according to it fall within the "favoritism" or a "diversion of public funds".
based on a report by the regional chamber of accounts, the former keeper of the Seals added that she has passed on Thursday of letters denouncing these facts to the public prosecutor of Paris, Rémy Heitz and the attorney financial Jean-François Bohnert, confirming information Parisien and the Canard enchaîné. "The report of the court of auditors is pretty clear. I've done a resume of the facts which are classifiable in criminal proceedings", explained to the Agence France-Presse Rachida Dati.
The regional chamber accounts of Ile-de-France has estimated in its report that the project of the Tour Triangle, "had been inserted in a manner open to criticism in the enclosure of the Parc des expositions of the porte de Versailles", located in the south of the capital. In addition, in order to realize this project, the city of Paris has agreed to indemnify the dealer of the exhibition centre, Viparis (a subsidiary of Unibail-Rodamco), to the tune of 263 million euros, "for a prejudice not demonstrated", she also pointed.
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Compensation for "a damage for which the chamber is of the view that it is not demonstrated".
in Addition to filing deadlines to offer short, given the complexity of the project, the city of Paris has asked the candidates for an entrance fee of € 263 million. She has accepted that Viparis will pay this sum in "waiving the penalty for early termination of the concession", while the other candidate was "self" this right of entry, according to this source. The city of Paris "has thus been deprived of a resource net causing a distortion of competition for the award of the new contract, which concludes that the regional Chamber of accounts.
"the report demonstrates that the completion of the proposed triangle Tower has not responded to any interest of the city of Paris and that it has been programmed to promote the interests of a legal person in private, namely, the society Unibail", denounced Rachida Dati in his mailings that the AFP was able to consult. "Thus, the group Viparis has been provided to make the investments for modernization scheduled in the framework of the concession, with the effect of financing by the concession to the completion of the Tower project carried by another company of the same group, which is similar to a situation of favouritism", she explains.
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"yes," continued the ex-minister of Nicolas Sarkozy, the city of Paris has agreed to indemnify its dealer to the tune of 263 million euro for a damage for which the chamber is of the view that it is not demonstrated". "The questions of the chamber, on the part of the amount corresponding to the taxes not collected by the dealer, or 152 million euros, have not received any explanation on the part of the city. This could be described as a misuse of public funds", she estimated.
To be validated, the project of the Tower Triangle must be voted on by the Council of Paris but environmentalists, as partners of the majority and the opposition on the right are hostile to the project, stresses Rachida Dati. "If the tower is not built, it will be necessary that Anne Hidalgo explains, because he must again pay compensation," she says.Updated Date: 28 July 2020, 18:33