How the mayor of Agde fell below the affect of the voice of “the Archangel Michael” | EUROtoday

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Sophia and Cédric Martinez had deliberate a keep in Paris, from April 12 to 14. Two top quality seats had been reserved for the newlyweds on the TGV departing from Agde (Hérault), and a room awaited them on the Novotel Paris Centre-Bercy. A visit completely supported by the Hérault-Médiranée city neighborhood, chaired by the mayor of Agde, Gilles d'Ettore. The elected official had printed the practice tickets, present in his automobile by investigators from the Montpellier regional judicial police service. No doubt he supposed to ship them in individual to Sophia Martinez, the clairvoyant whose expertise and kindness he by no means ceased to reward. One extra reward: in February, the city corridor had already paid for the medium's party in a seaside restaurant.

The keep was canceled. Sophia Martinez spent her fifth weekend in a row on the Nîmes remand middle, in pre-trial detention since her indictment on March 14 for “concealed work, receiving stolen goods and fraud”. Cédric, her husband, additionally indicted for “concealment”, is below judicial supervision. And the 26,000 inhabitants of the seaside resort are disadvantaged of their mayor: indicted for “illegal taking of interests by a person holding public authority and passive corruption”, for having supplied presents and benefits for 4 years to Sophia Martinez, Gilles d'Ettore, additionally in detention provisionally, noticed his request for launch below judicial supervision refused on April 10.

“At the market, we were still joking about it this morning: “Did you buy oranges for Gilles?” » On the sunny terrace of a café, going through the waters of the Hérault, Jean-Claude Coubau prefers to have enjoyable with the scenario. The president of the Agathé affiliation, which fights to implement the “coastal” regulation within the commune, has been combating in opposition to the mayor of Agde for 20 years. If he willingly denounces his “gangster methods” and its administration “worthy of a principality”he – like the whole metropolis – was bowled over when he realized the rationale for the indictment of Gilles d'Ettore.

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For a month, Agde has lived to the rhythm of rumors and new indictments. “If the affair makes you smile, it additionally causes actual struggling, deplores Thierry Nadal, opposition municipal councilor. The metropolis is groggy, everyone seems to be impacted. » Starting with the native financial material: Friday April 12, the boss of the hypermarket was indicted, per week after that of a subsidiary of the development group Eiffage. They are suspected of getting, on the request of the mayor, financed work on the residence of Sophia Martinez.

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