Eric Ciotti focused by investigation for embezzlement of public funds | EUROtoday

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Eric Ciotti in front of the headquarters of the Les Républicains party, in Paris, June 13, 2024.

The Nice prosecutor's workplace confirmed on Monday June 17 that it had opened a preliminary investigation on the finish of May for embezzlement of public funds following a report focusing on a number of individuals, together with Eric Ciotti. The public prosecutor of Nice, Damien Martinelli, specified that he had “opened an investigation for embezzlement of public funds on May 31 following a report received targeting several people including Eric Ciotti”confirming preliminary info from Figaro and Franceinfo.

According to a report from the Anticor affiliation, the contested president of the Les Républicains occasion and several other members of his marketing campaign group would have benefited, in 2022, from parking playing cards made accessible freed from cost by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Alps- Maritimes between March 2021 and February 2023. According to the affiliation, a number of maps, together with the one allotted to the division's finance committee – chaired by Mr. Ciotti – have been used on the night of the second spherical of the legislative elections in June 2022.

Mr. Ciotti denounced on Monday “obvious political manipulation” after the investigation was introduced. “I don’t feel concerned about this matter. My serenity is total”he assured in a press launch.

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“Unfortunately, I expected low blows after the long-awaited announcement of the union of the rights. I reassure the French, nothing will make me give in and back down, no one will be able to intimidate me or muzzle me. I have thick skin and trust in justice”he concluded.

This is the third preliminary investigation focusing on the deputy. An investigation was opened in January, after the revelations of World and a report from the AC affiliation! ! Anti-corruption, regarding the a number of employment of a number of collaborators of Mr. Ciotti, additionally employed by the final council of Alpes-Maritimes.

Another investigation, carried out by the National Financial Prosecutor's Office in November 2022, additionally focused the buildup of employment of Mr. Ciotti's ex-partner, Caroline Magne, between the final council, the city corridor of Nice and different municipalities neighbors.

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