The Evry prosecution opposed such a sentence adjustment on Thursday, arguing that Patrick Balkany “always expresses his opposition to the principle of his conviction, despite its final nature”. Article written by Published on 05/19/2022 19:41 Updated on 05/19/2022 19:47 Reading time: 1 min. He will have to show a little more patience. The sentence enforcement court will hand down its decision on May 30 on the request for conditional release of Patrick Balkany, imprisoned for three months in the Fleury-Mérogis remand center (Essonne). The Evry prosecutor’s office opposed it on Thursday, May 19, arguing that Patrick Balkany “still expresses his opposition to the principle of his conviction, despite its definitive nature, which does not bode well for compliance with the development measure of penalty requested”. In addition, the prosecution affirms in a press release that the former elected “only justifies, at most, the payment of a total sum of approximately 7,000 euros, since February 2022, while the tax debt for which he is responsible for the repair amounts to more than 4 million euros”. Patrick Balkany, 73, was taken into custody on February 7. After having carried out five months of detention for tax evasion, then having been released under electronic bracelet for health reasons, the former elected official had returned to prison because of numerous breaches of his obligations, according to justice. A few weeks after his imprisonment, the former LR mayor of Levallois-Perret had filed a request for parole through his lawyers. The placement under electronic bracelet of his wife Isabelle, still hospitalized since her suicide attempt in February, had also been revoked. The Balkany spouses had been found guilty of not having paid wealth tax between 2010 and 2015 and of having paid a grossly undervalued income tax between 2009 and 2014, for an estimated total of four million euros. euros of sums evaded. Patrick Balkany’s release from prison is normally scheduled for April 2023. Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share by email Share the link
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