<- Hard dé e: 0.020941019058228 sec -> The investigation of the case Bygmalion, which threw suspicion on the accounts of the presidential campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy in 2012, came Monday in the heart of the matter with the placement in custody of four former executives of the company event.
In this case, a criminal investigation for forgery and use of forgery, breach of trust and attempted fraud was entrusted to judges Renaud van Ruymbeke financial Serge Tournaire and Roger Le Loire. Magistrates and police are investigating a system of false invoices alleged that allowed the budget of the presidential campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy to stay in the nails fixed by law, that is to say, 22.5 million euros.
For this, Event and Co. had charged many expenses, from 10 to 11 million euros before tax according to lawyer Bygmalion, the UMP and not the Sarkozy campaign through false conventions organized by the UMP. In the end, the Constitutional Council had still felt that the ceiling was exceeded, some 23 million, leaving Nicolas Sarkozy public reimbursement.
Setting up a system occult
As she was moving first on suspicion of overpricing in favor of Bygmalion, the case exploded late May, with the revelations of the Corporate Counsel Patrick Maisonneuve, then the confession Jerome Lavrilleux, right arm of the former president of the UMP Jean-Francois Cope and deputy director of the presidential campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy. On the set of BFM TV, tears in his eyes, he recognized “a skid on the number of meetings” and conceded the establishment of an occult system.
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In an interview with AFP in mid-June, on the eve of a custody Jerome had put Lavrilleux implicates the director general of the UMP, Eric Cesari, the campaign manager Nicolas Sarkozy, Guillaume Lambert, and Chief Financial Officer of the party, Fabienne Liadze. According to Jerome Lavrilleux, the decision was made to defraud after the second round of presidential elections in late May-early June
According to sources familiar with the matter, Alves and Guy Franck Attal also told investigators the Setting up such a system, but they are the first discussions between the UMP and Bygmalion earlier, in early April, before the first round of the election. As for Bastien Millot, who like Guy Alves worked in several departments to Jean-Francois Cope, it ensures that he never worked for the presidential campaign and has so far said he had not been informed of a dual billing.
How far were we informed within the UMP and the campaign team? The man who led the UMP at the time, Jean-Francois Cope, Nicolas Sarkozy and the candidate could they know nothing of such a system, as stated by Jerome Lavrilleux
In his TV appearance for his return to politics, there is a week, former Head of State assured that he had “learned the name of Bygmalion” that “long after” his campaign. In early July, he had already stated that there had “never had a system of double billing.”
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