Summoned at the beginning of the week in Paris, the former LR MP for Haute-Garonne, Laurence Arribagé, was indicted for receiving a slanderous denunciation, receipt of illegal taking of interest and receipt of breach of professional secrecy.
Laurence Arribagé, 51 years old, former LR deputy of the 3e district of Haute-Garonne was indicted Monday, December 13 by the magistrate Vincent Lemonier, at the courthouse in Paris. Heard for three hours, the deputy mayor of Toulouse had to explain her role in the denunciation of Corinne Vignon during the legislative campaign of 2017. The elected Toulouse was indicted for three counts of prosecution.
The judge accuses the former member of Arribagé of concealment, or the use for his benefit, of a slanderous denunciation. In this case, to have maneuvered to highlight the supposed fiscal oversights of Corinne Vignon, her political opponent who carried out astral charts. These maneuvers constituted the concealment of illegal taking of interest. As for the concealment of the breach of professional secrecy, it is based on his exchanges with Marc Menvielle, former number two in public finances of Haute-Garonne and who would have kept him informed of the launch of an investigation by the Toulouse prosecutor’s office. .
No corruption pact
The judge, however, did not retain the corruption pact between the elected official and the former head of public finances. This important point is considered very positive by the defense of Laurence Arribagé but also that of Marc Menvielle who preceded her in the judge’s office. Now retired, this administrative agent was indicted last week for slanderous denunciation, illegal taking of interest and violation of professional secrecy. His lawyers, Mes Boguet and Carrere, confirm this indictment.
Me Eric Mouton, lawyer for the deputy mayor of Toulouse evokes “a logical and predictable consequence” of the procedure but which will in no way be prejudged by the follow-up given to this case. “” Ms. Arribagé is criticized for having been held informed and therefore to have drawn an alleged investigation from the fact that had been opened on the activities of astrologer of Mrs. Vignon. That’s the deal, explains Mouton. It is established not only that it was not she who lodged the complaint, nor that she had the power to order an investigation. hurry.”
Opened on June 14, 2017 against Corinne Vignon, these investigations were also quickly closed without follow-up, in September. For absence of offense according to the prosecution when the very rapid checks of the judicial police would have revealed a few hundred euros collected for the creation of astral charts. Enough to continue? The Pj considered these prosecutions “inopportune”.
Patrice Michel former deputy prosecutor of Toulouse, close to Marc Menvielle and who would have kept him informed of the initiation of the investigation in June 2017, which the honorary magistrate contests, must also be indicted. As a business manager, who worked with Corinne Vignon. He considered her unworthy to sit at the Palais Bourbon and alerted the prosecution to her omissions of declaration. This Toulousain is expected in the office of the examining magistrate next week.