The conviction of Stéphane Ravier, senator Reconquête!, for unlawful taking of pursuits may hinder his ambitions for Marseille city corridor | EUROtoday

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Stéphane Ravier, then mayor of the 7th sector of Marseille, in Marseille, April 11, 2014.

A pitfall now stands within the political path of Senator Reconquête! from Bouches-du-Rhône Stéphane Ravier, who clearly shows his ambitions for Marseille city corridor. The Marseille felony courtroom sentenced him, Wednesday May 29, to 6 months suspended jail sentence and one yr of ineligibility. The judges sanction his a number of interventions and on the highest degree of the Marseille city corridor to rent, in August 2015, his son, Thomas Ravier, as a brief employee within the inexperienced areas division of the city corridor of sevene sector (13e and 14e arrondissements) of which he was on the time the mayor, elected beneath the National Front label (the previous title of the National Rally). The courtroom didn’t subject provisional execution of its choice.

The younger man, then aged 20, with none main {qualifications} and unemployed for 2 years, then had a collection of contracts till his tenure in January 2020. The courtroom sentenced him to a tremendous of 10,000 euros, together with 5,000 euros. suspended sentence and ineligibility for one yr.

In its judgment, the courtroom emphasizes that nothing prevented Thomas Ravier from looking for employment at Marseille city corridor, however that it was the efforts made by his father to attain this which earned him this conviction for unlawful taking of pursuits. . His son is, for his half, convicted of receiving stolen items. Now that “the alleged offense is not characterized”, Stéphane Ravier's lawyer, Me Julien Pinelli instantly introduced his intention to attraction.

“Breaking equality between citizens”

After initially denying any intervention, Stéphane Ravier admitted to having mentioned the hiring of his son with Claude Bertrand, the indestructible director of the workplace of Mayor Jean-Claude Gaudin (Les Républicains). Mr. Bertrand, hierarchical superior of the director of the human sources division, indicated in the course of the investigation that Mr. Ravier advised him “had spoken about the candidacy of [son] son “. Solely to know the application procedure, Stéphane Ravier corrected on April 17 in court: “My intervention ends there. »

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“More than the undue advantage provided to his son, it is through the breakdown in equality between citizens that Stéphane Ravier caused the greatest harm. He favored his son and through him his personal interest to the detriment of his mandate”observe the judges.

At the listening to, the prosecutor, Mathieu Vernaudon, who had requested a one-year suspended jail sentence, a tremendous of 20,000 euros and 5 years of ineligibility, questioned the parliamentarian: “Do you assume that everybody has entry to the chief of employees of the mayor of Marseille? » For the prosecutor, this unlawful acquisition of pursuits had the consequence of providing everlasting employment, for all times, to Thomas Ravier, regardless that no name for functions or competitors had been carried out.

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