Senator Jean-Noël Guérini, convicted in a case of rigged markets, has resigned | EUROtoday

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The former strongman of the Socialist Party in Bouches-du-Rhône, Jean-Noël Guérini, resigned from his mandate as senator after his last conviction in a case of rigged markets, the Upper House introduced Thursday March 21.

At the opening of the general public session, the chairman of the session, Dominique Théophile, declared that Mr. Guérini had knowledgeable the President of the Senate, Gérard Larcher, of his resignation as of Wednesday March 20.

The Court of Cassation definitively confirmed on March 13 the conviction of Mr. Guérini to jail and ineligibility within the context of a case of rigged markets, placing an finish to a protracted authorized battle courting again to a 2009 report.

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President of the final council (former identify of the departmental council) of Bouches-du-Rhône from 1998 to 2015, Jean-Noël Guérini, 73, was sentenced to a few years in jail together with eighteen months suspended, 30,000 euros in positive and 5 years of ineligibility, throughout his enchantment trial in 2022.

Favor your brother

He was accused, when he was on the head of the division, of getting preempted land below the pretext of saving a uncommon plant after which of getting voted for its resale to an city group, with a view to favor his brother. Alexandre Guérini, nicknamed “Monsieur Frère”, who wanted it for the extension of a landfill.

Seized in 2021 by the Minister of Justice, the Constitutional Council rejected the request for forfeiture of his mandate as senator – the fourth since 1998 – as a result of absence of a last conviction.

This allowed Jean-Noël Guérini to proceed his actions within the Senate, the place he once more spoke at first of March in a public session for the RDSE group made up of radicals and left-wing radicals. He was changed within the Senate by Mireille Jouve, who appeared second on his numerous left record within the 2020 senatorial elections.

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The World with AFP

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