Trial The former interior minister was prosecuted for his 2012 legislative campaign expenses
In this file photo taken on December 5, 2018, former French Interior Minister Claude Guéant, accused of concealment, suspected of having received part of the travel funds, arrives for his trial in Paris. — Eric Feferberg /AFP
The public prosecutor's office of Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine) had requested; three years imprisonment with probationary suspension for three years. And this Tuesday, the former Minister of the Interior Claude Guéant was to eighteen months' imprisonment, twelve of which are suspended on probation, for his 2012 legislative campaign expenses.
For the firm part of his prison sentence, for a period of of six months, the court pronounced an adjustment of sentence, requesting detention at home under electronic surveillance. Claude Guéant, who was absent during the deliberation, was also condemned to a fine of 30,000 euros. His lawyer, Me Philippe Bouchez El Ghozi, announced; to file an appeal.
At the time, the essential man of the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy, today at the age of 77 years old, was a candidate to be deputy; in the Hauts-de-Seine. The prosecution accuses him of having knowingly minimized his campaign accounts and thus having obtained a reimbursement of more than 30,000 euros.