Between 2018 and 2020, more than €600,000 disappeared from the accounts of the Atoll Loisirs France association. Its president, a lover of private parties, was very generous with his “friends”, placed in custody this week by investigators from the judicial police.
False employment contract, false missions but real evenings. In recent years, the Toulouse president of the Atoll Loisirs France association, which offers entertainers for leisure centers, seems to have decided to boost his income. Already in 2017, this man was sentenced for “misuse of corporate assets”. Misappropriation of several thousand euros and a legal sanction which did not dampen either his enthusiasm or the pursuit of the exercise of his functions.
This time, the auditor of the association gave the alert, worried about significant expenses which did not seem justified. “He hired friends, with real pay slips or gave them assignments,” slips a source familiar with the matter. In return ? Nothing if not their participation in very masculine private parties of the agitated genre with narcotics galore.
In custody in July
This time the president lost his functions and in July, the investigators of the financial brigade of the judicial police placed this man in custody. He encountered some difficulties in explaining his investments in human resources between 2018 and 2020. Especially since when added together, these “investments” exceed more than €650,000! Left free, he was reconvened on Wednesday by the investigators to learn what he suspected: justice will judge his embezzlement, normally in September 2023.
The day before, Tuesday, the police officers of the Pj woke up the “close” friends of the president. Five people who have developed monetary largesse from the official. In the eyes of justice, characterized money laundering. They had to explain themselves in the context of a 48-hour police custody. They also seem to have had difficulty defending the work provided to Atoll Loisirs.
The town hall of Toulouse, which has been using the services of Atoll Loisirs in recent years, in particular to animate the Clae of a primary school in the Carmes district, has already announced its desire to verify what its subsidies had become. Jean-Luc Moudenc even announced in a press release “to seize the legal department for a possible filing of a complaint”. In this case, it may be necessary to constitute a civil party during the upcoming trial which should target, according to the Toulouse prosecutor’s office, in particular the heads of breach of trust (in recidivism for the president) and money laundering, .
And by then, other friends of the deposed president could receive a visit from the financial brigade which continues to trace financial flows.
Seizure of more than 700 Mdma tablets
During the arrests made Tuesday at the home of the president’s friends, the police carried out searches. Verifications which reserved a surprise: the seizure of more than 700 stamps of Mdma. This drug, better known under the name of ecstasy, is consumed in a festive way. This product, like cocaine and others, circulates according to the investigations carried out for two years during the evenings given by the president for his friends.
The owner of these pills, in whom a handgun was also discovered, will have to explain himself about this possession of narcotics in addition to the charges of money laundering.