The mayor of Levallois-Perret has also admitted before the magistrates who are investigating his heritage, having been the owner of the villa Serena in the west Indies.
Patrick Balkany admitted for the first time on Thursday 5 October, before the co-investigating judges Renaud Van Ruymbeke and Patricia Simon a long practice of offshore accounts, and also have been the owner of a villa in the Caribbean, reveals the Sunday Newspaper January 8.
Summoned to be indicted for illegal catch of interest and money laundering of tax fraud on the rise, the mayor of Levallois-Perret was at first denied the facts that he presented to the magistrates. But unlike previous hearings, it ends this day by acknowledging the existence of hidden, that he attached then to an old family history, unverifiable. The elected officials assured the magistrates that he ” does in no way money from the corruption or any unlawful activity “.
in this interview, he also admitted to having been the owner of the villa Serena in the west Indies, which he denied until then.
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On October 15, 2015, Patrick Balkany had been indicted for tax fraud : the judges, suspected of having, between April 2011 and January 2014, omitted a substantial part of his heritage. The elected, close to Nicolas Sarkozy, had already been indicted in 2014 for money laundering of tax fraud, corruption and money laundering, of corruption. His wife, Isabelle, was for laundering of tax fraud.
The couple is under investigation for money laundering of tax fraud in which the judges believe have particular hidden part of its assets to the tax authorities. Justice has seized as a precautionary measure several properties supposed to belong to him, as a villa in Marrakech, the proceeds from the sale of another house in Saint-Martin – la villa Grapefruit – and a property in Giverny.
The couple has transformed the price of investment colossal Levallois-Perret, a former industrial suburb, in a city with amenities and upscale services. A policy favored by the inhabitants, but criticized by the enemies of the couple, who accuse him of cronyism.
at the age of 67, Patrick Balkany had been re-elected mayor of the city in the first round of the last municipal 2014. He had, however, announced in June of 2016 that he declined to be a candidate for the electoral district of Levallois-Clichy ” because of the law on the accumulation “ of the mandates. He had then said that he would abandon the ” never “ of its mandate of mayor of Levallois.
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