Anticor, the anti-corruption association takes legal action for a combination of activities, Jean-Luc Moudenc assumes
How is it possible to reconcile the mandate of mayor of Toulouse which takes a lot of time and a position of high civil servant? This is the question Anticor has been asking for several years. The association has just made a report to the public prosecutor.
Mayor of Toulouse and comptroller economic and financial general. Nothing illegal, but the anti-corruption association wonders about these two very time-consuming functions. After a first report to the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life, HATVP, in 2020, which had agreed with Jean-Luc Moudenc, Anticor has just made a report to the public prosecutor of Toulouse.
Jean-Luc Moudenc has been mayor of Toulouse since 2004. He held this mandate until his defeat in 2008. He regained his mandate as mayor of Toulouse following the municipal elections of 2014, as well as the presidency of Toulouse Metropolis. He was re-elected in 2020.
But the mayor of Toulouse is also a senior civil servant. Since 2008, appointed by Nicolas Sarkozy, he has held the position of controller at the General Economic and Financial Control, an organization attached to the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Le General economic and financial control, CGEFI, has 74 auditors general and controls more than 400 public bodies.
The association, through Laurent Dublet whom we contacted by telephone, wonders ” on the legality of such a combination and on the effectiveness of this post of senior civil servant with that of first magistrate of a municipality of more than 440,200 inhabitants “.
It was Médiacités Toulouse, an independent investigative media, which revealed the information in its edition of Wednesday January 19.
For Jean-Luc Moudenc, this double hat is totally assumed. Interviewed by France 3 Occitanie in March 2018, the main interested party had indicated that he practiced teleworking and staggered hours, thus allowing him to fulfill his ” annual quota of hours and all the missions assigned to me by my hierarchy “.
Contacted by telephone, the mayor of Toulouse, is surprised that such a controversy resurfaces.
There’s nothing new. What I do is legal and assumed. I don’t count my hours of work, I’m closer to 90 hours of work per week than 35 hours… And on the one hand my work as a controller is checked every year, and on the other, the people of Toulouse judge at the ballot box.Jean-Luc Moudenc, Mayor of Toulouse and CGefi General Controller
The mayor of Toulouse specifies that in 2018, the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life validated his statements.
The report, a legal term which consists in informing the authorities of serious facts, of Anticor was filed with the public prosecutor of Toulouse, last December. It is currently being evaluated by the economic, commercial and financial center of the Toulouse Public Prosecutor’s Office. It was he who determined if the alleged facts fall within the scope of a incrimination legal.