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patrick Balkany regained freedom after spending more than six months in Fleury-Mérogis prison, in Essonne. The former mayor of Levallois-Perret, in the Hauts-de-Seine, was granted parole as part of his sentence for tax evasion, Friday August 5.
patrick Balkany is back home again, Friday August 5th. The former mayor of Levallois-Perret (Hauts-de-Seine) was granted parole as part of his sentence for tax evasion. A decision motivated by his state of health and the low risk of recurrence. patrick Balkany looked back on his life in Fleury-Mérogis prison (Essone) : “It’s hell to be there, because it screams in all directions, it’s very tiring, we can’t sleep because, until 2 a.m., it screams, it hits.“ This time, he goes out without an electronic bracelet, but with the obligation to “to repair in whole or in part the damage caused by the infringement”.
On May 27, 2020, the Paris Court of Appeal sentenced him for the first time to five years in prison for laundering tax fraud, after years of legal battle. But quickly, his state of health had deteriorated, and he had been released for the first time in early 2020 and placed under electronic bracelet. Following numerous breaches of his obligations, he was sent back to prison last February. This time, the Court of Appeal warned: if he does not respect his commitments, he will have to return to prison until April 2023.