Youssouf Fofana, the Palace of justice in Paris, Tuesday, January 10. – Benoit PEYRUCQ / AFP

there had neither cry, nor striking, nor ranting anti-semitic. Held Tuesday for “attempted extortion” and ” criminal association “, Youssouf Fofana has bucked his reputation. Inmate violent, provocative and radicalized, the accused, beard cut, suit jacket and dark plaid shirt, attended only an hour of his trial before asking the president if he could regain his detention.

” I’m asking you politely “, he insisted. A lack unexpected, which has considerably shortened the time-limit for this deal : it only took the court a day instead of four, planned to make his judgment. It is, therefore, in the face of a bench empty and sparse room that Isabelle Prévost-Desprez, the president of the hearing, was sentenced Youssouf Fofana to 10 years in prison accompanied by a safety period of six years.

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” Trader of the terror “

Started with 1h30 delay, the trial of Fofana for “attempted extortion” and ” criminal association “, will have made no response to only two civil parties present on Tuesday at the hearing. After being qualified of ” trader of the terror “, the accused who is serving already a life sentence for the murder of Ilan Halimi, was walled up in the silence, listening, a smile or head down, the president enumerate the facts alleged against her.

Fofana appeared today to have threatened to kill him and attempted to extort more than 42 people – business leaders, celebrities, doctors, or lawyers – are up to 475.000 euros between April 2002 and October 2004, and therefore the murder of Halimi. Abortive and accelerated due to the absence of the accused, the hearing was “disappointing” for the prosecutor Youssef Badr : “We thought it was going to be able to interrogate him, question him, try to understand this process which began in 2002 and ended in 2006. “

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” I was afraid “

in the Face of their master, singer alleged, Joseph Cohen-Sabban, a criminal defense lawyer and Alain Chartiez, director of antenna M6 at the time of the facts, did not require any compensation. However, the prejudice exists, was entrusted with the tenor of the bar of paris : “in Retrospect, I was scared yet I’m not the kind of funky at the base [...] My son had to wait for his majority to be called like me, it is a prejudice. “The fear, the fatigue and the time elapsed between the events and the trial have been due to the presence of the ten victims, constituted as civil parties in the proceedings.

Four hours after the start of the discussions, the tribunal finally rendered its decision, according to the requisitions of the prosecutor. The president has blasted ” the silence “, “silence” and lack of “regret”, “repentance” or explanation expressed by the accused. A behavior also called into question by the public prosecutor : “Youssouf Fofana has already 36 years old [...], the case of the gang of barbarians, it was already 10 years ago. [...] In ten years, he has not changed. “

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