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Convicted of abuse of corporate assets, the former mayor of Sarcelles François Pupponi will appeal – RT in French
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Now a member of the MoDem, the former mayor of Sarcelles was fined 5,000 euros for abusive spending of 27,000 euros made using the bank card of a public company. He will challenge the decision on appeal.

The deputy of the Democratic Movement (MoDem) François Puppon, former socialist mayor of Sarcelles (Val-d’Oise) from 1997 to 2017, was sentenced on January 5 by the court of Pontoise for facts “of abuse of social property, forgery and use of forgery ”, as the prosecution clarified the next day.

The deputy was accused of having used, for personal purposes, the credit card of SEM Chaleur – a company responsible for heating the inhabitants of the town – while he was its president. According to The Parisian, he is accused of withdrawals and bills from restaurants and hotels, in Paris or in the provinces, for more than 27,000 euros, which led the court to impose a fine of 5,000 euros on him for these acts committed between 2004 and 2006.

The facts that I have been accused of are not so serious but I will nevertheless appeal

The prosecution for its part requested a six-month suspended prison sentence, with a fine of 20,000 euros. The court retained the statute of limitations for the period from January to June 29, 2004, and condemned him for the remainder. “The court considered that the facts with which I have been accused are not so serious but I will nevertheless appeal, because I deny them completely”, reacted François Pupponi joined by AFP, stressing not having received that a “weak” penalty.

In a press release, the current mayor of Sarcelles, Patrick Haddad (Socialist Party), took “note of this decision without commenting on it”, saying nevertheless “satisfied” that the SEM Chaleur, 60% owned by the city, “either officially recognized as a victim of abuse of social good on the part of François Pupponi at the time when he chaired it ”. The elected added that “other troubled elements appear in the past management of this SEM, so that we will continue to use all the legal means at our disposal so that the light is shed and that justice is done. until the end”.

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