Thursday, February 19, 2015

Balkany: justice calls for the lifting of parliamentary immunity – Le Point

Balkany: justice calls for the lifting of parliamentary immunity – Le Point

Judges of financial hub of instruction who indicted the UMP Patrick Balkany for bribery and fraud laundering Tax asked his waiver of parliamentary immunity. The person therefore would receive judicial review, did he do on Thursday judicial source, confirming a report in World .

The revealed yesterday that a budget of five million euros for four years was allocated by the city of Levallois-Perret three law firms, including Claude & amp ; Sarkozy. Historic City Council, the cabinet of former President was re after a call for tenders. Problem: Claude was indicted for “tax evasion laundering” in the case against the Balkany. He is believed to have helped the couple to hide an account and property abroad.

In this survey, the judges suspect Balkany including torque to be beneficially owned, unknown to the French tax authorities, two houses, one in St. Martin in the Caribbean, one in Marrakech. Regarding the first, the wife of Patrick Balkany, Isabelle, had confirmed to investigators that she was “the ultimate beneficiary of the company” owns the property.


First Deputy mayor of Levallois-Perret (Hauts-de-Seine), Isabelle Balkany had been in late May 2014 examination for tax evasion and money laundering had been imposed bail of one million euros. As for Patrick Balkany, re-elected mayor in 2014, he was indicted Oct. 21, 2014 for tax evasion and money laundering for accepting bribes in another folder pane.

In a request sent last week to the financial national prosecutors, investigating judges Renaud Van Ruymbeke and Patricia Simon called for the lifting of parliamentary immunity in order to impose a judicial review of the election, said the judicial source. After the national financial prosecutor, the request must go through the public prosecutor of Paris and by the Chancellery before arriving at the Parliament, where the office of the National Assembly will decide whether to lift the immunity.


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