Paris city corridor raided within the case of Anne Hidalgo's journey to Tahiti | EUROtoday

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The Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo during her greetings at City Hall, January 10, 2024.

The controversy surrounding Anne Hidalgo's journey to Tahiti takes a authorized flip. According to data from World, searches have been underway since Tuesday morning, March 5, within the premises of the Paris city corridor and its annexes. These operations, carried out by investigators from the Economic Crime Repression Brigade of the Paris judicial police, have been confirmed in World by a judicial supply.

They are a part of a preliminary investigation by the heads of “illegal taking of interests and embezzlement of public funds”, opened by the National Financial Prosecutor's Office (PNF), following a grievance in opposition to X filed in mid-November 2023 by the AC affiliation! ! Anti-Corruption and “several reports from elected officials of the Paris Council or the Ile-de-France region”. When contacted, the Paris city corridor didn’t reply to our requests.

The case issues a three-week journey made by Hidalgo within the Pacific, from October 16 to November 5, 2023, which raised questions on a doable combine between public cash and personal affairs. The said purpose of this journey to New Caledonia and Tahiti was to deepen cultural relations with these abroad territories, and to go to the Tahitian browsing website of Teahupoo within the perspective of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games – which she was in the end unable to take action as a consequence of native tensions. The controversy was accentuated by the truth that Mme Hidalgo prolonged this official stick with a fifteen-day non-public trip on a Polynesian island together with his household.

59,500 euros of journey

Questions shortly arose about the price of this journey to the opposite aspect of the world, estimated at 59,500 euros by the City of Paris for the mayor and the 5 staff who accompanied her. Asked by The Parisian in November, Anne Hidalgo's entourage defined that each one return tickets have been paid for by the City, earlier than lastly affirming that the councilor had ” paid [le sien] on its own funds, before the departure of the delegation” – that The world was able to confirm. The return trips of two members of the delegation, who had also decided to stay on site for a few additional days privately, would have been paid for by the City.

Seized, the ethics fee of the City of Paris cleared the mayor on November 10. “The public part of the trip made by Mme Anne Hidalgo, in her capacity as mayor of Paris, (…) is directly linked to the interests of the City of Paris, both with regard to its objects and meetings with various authorities”wrote the fee, judging the actions of the elected socialist “ethically regular”.

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