In Toulouse, justice pleads “guilty” and wants to accelerate the fight against corruption of elected officials
In Toulouse, the touching of the probity of the files were judged. Justice recognizes unjustifiable slowness and wants to speed up the processing of “politico-financial” cases. Two monthly hearings devoted to elected officials who are accused of fraud.
Too long, too ready. The Attorney General at the Toulouse Court of Appeal has issued a real indictment against … justice. Franck Rastoul deplores the delays of judgment which can go up to more than 10 years in “politico-financial” cases. The representative of the prosecution is not satisfied with a mea culpa. He intends to react and strengthen the fight against corruption among elected officials.
Two hearings per month for elected officials accused of corruption
“When the gear changes”, declares Franck Rastoul. And the acceleration translates, concretely, into a new judicial calendar. From 2022, every month, two specific hearings will be held. The Attorney General makes political and financial affairs a priority. For the top, “it is necessary to punish in good time those who cannot be the criminal law and those who are not held suddenly the stigma on the other decision-makers.” State authority “.
Iconic cases in recent years
Corruption, illegal taking of interest, offense of favoritism or abuse of corporate assets. The crimes that can be committed by elected officials are generally “detected” by the regional chamber of accounts. In recent years, out of 400 checks, 35 have been transmitted to the courts.
Two successful cases were triggered on penalties of ineligibility and the loss of their mandate for the mayors of Gaillac (Tarn) and Montauban (Tarn-et-Garonne).
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