Former Interior Minister Claude Guéant was detained at a health prison in Paris on Monday morning. In 2017, he was sentenced to one year in prison in a case known as the Cabinet Bonus.
Claude Guéant was jailed at the Health Prison in Paris on Monday morning, BFMTV learned from a police source confirming the LCI information. The imprisonment was related to an issue known as a “cabinet bonus” in which the former minister was sentenced to two years in prison, one of which was closed.
The case dates back to the early 2000s when Nicolas Sarkozy was interior minister and Claude Quant was chief executive. At the time, several members of this cabinet paid themselves a monthly bonus, a bonus taken from an envelope for police investigation and surveillance (FES) expenses.
He was sentenced to two years in prison
The judiciary alleges that Claude Guant paid him 5,000 5,000 a month when he was head of the cabinet in Beauvau between 2002 and 2004. In January 2017, the former minister was sentenced to two years in prison, including one year in prison. The sentence was finalized in 2019 after the Cassation Court rejected Claude Guant’s appeal.
Claude Guéant later benefited from parole, especially due to his age. From his sentence, he was fined 3,000 euros a month and fined. The former minister has repaid 36% of his loan of 190,000 euros, according to BFMTV.
Not repaying enough debt
However, on November 9, the Paris Court of Appeals revoked the liberty of this condition. After the trial, the court assessed that Claude Guéant may have repaid even more, especially after recovering gold, a watch and many other incomes after recovering money in life insurance.
“The prosecution thought he had not repaid enough, but Claude Quant justified that he had no other choice but to retire,” argued BFMTV m Philippe Bouces el Cozy, who estimated the former minister’s 5 5,500 to retire.
The former minister’s lawyer expressed concern about the nine-month prison sentence. “A person who is 77 years old in a month, in a very debilitating medical condition,” M Bouchez El Ghozi stressed, noting that a judge would seize a fine application to seek a correction. Sentence of Claude Guant.
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