Thursday, September 1, 2016

Dassault hidden accounts: Court postpones decision –

The Paris court on Thursday ordered September 1 extra information in the case of the foreign accounts of Senator Serge Dassault (LR), prosecuted for tax evasion laundering as accused of concealing dozens million euros in taxes. Before ruling on the merits of the case, the judges ruled that needed to be carried some auditions. The tribunal will report on 28 November.

The national financial prosecution had requested five years of ineligibility, two years suspended sentence and fined nine million euros. In question, the accounts of four foundations and corporations, based in Luxembourg and Liechtenstein, that housed up to 31 million euros in 2006, almost 12 million in 2014.

The purpose of this additional information requested by the defense, aims to hear Gerard Limat, a “great friend” of the Dassault family, which managed the companies in question in this case.

in another case still under investigation, to Serge Dassault, for an alleged system of vote buying during the campaign for the municipal elections in Corbeil-Essonnes in 2009 and 2010, he delivered a key witness.

Gérard Limat entrusted have used two accounts in Luxembourg, actually belonging to the senator, to distribute funds through 2010 to intermediaries in the context of election campaigns in Corbeil.

(with AFP )


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