NEWSGRAMS Yvette Bert, 77, was sentenced by the criminal court of Arras, a six-month suspended sentence and 123,000 euro fine …
Yvette Bert, 76, sentenced to six months suspended sentence and ordered to pay nearly 120,000 euros to the tax authorities for organizing bingo too without paying taxes, died Thursday at the hospital center Helfaut in the Pas out-of-Calais, told AFP Friday with his lawyer
“She died last night,” said AFP Me Claire Lamoril-Houtart, reached by telephone. “She was in intensive care for a week because she had trouble breathing. “
” She no longer had the strength to fight to live “
She who had been dubbed” Granny Yvette “or” granny Loto “and lived in a retirement home in Saint-Omer, was depressed and suffered from health problems. “She died a year to the day after he tried to commit suicide, it’s ironic,” said his lawyer. “She was very tired, I think she had the strength to fight to live,” added Mr. Houtart Lamoril-
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Yvette Bert was sentenced Nov. 6 by the criminal court of Arras to six months suspended sentence and ordered to pay nearly 120,000 euros to the tax authorities for 169 lotteries organized in little more than four years without including paid taxes on revenue.
The septuagenarian, who had appealed the judgment, was convicted of organizing prohibited lotteries abuse trust and tax offenses. His lawyer had assured the press that his client, whose income amounted to 650 euros per month, could not pay.
She “wanted to die”
At the hearing on September 25, Yvette Bert had assured that she had never taken money for it, all proceeds being donated to the bingo charities or people in need.
A statement of the judgment, the septuagenarian had said that she “wanted to die” and have repeated “always given everything for sick children and the elderly.”
The date of the funeral of Yvette Bert had not yet been set Friday. Divorced mother of seven children, she was no longer in contact with his family. “The hospital social worker trying to reach children,” said Lamoril-Me Houtart.