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Patrick Balkany, hospitalized, will not be present at his trial Monday

Paris (AFP)

The mayor LR of Levallois-Perret, Patrick Balkany, hospitalized since Thursday, will not be present at the resumption of his trial on appeal for tax evasion Monday afternoon, we learned from his wife.

"He must undergo this afternoon additional examinations under general anesthesia," said Isabelle Balkany, also tried for tax evasion at the Paris Court of Appeal.

Patrick Balkany, 71, was admitted Thursday morning to a Paris hospital, the day after the opening of his appeal trial.

Friday, the first deputy mayor of Levallois had, in a tweet, said her "gratitude" for the speed of care of her husband, imprisoned in the prison of Health for three months.

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the prison administration of La Santé for its responsiveness and to the firefighters for their competence who made Patrick urgently hospitalized for what is a serious intestinal obstruction ... Our recognition forever!", Had she posted.

On Wednesday, the mayor of Levallois-Perret appeared very thin in the defendants' box. At the request of the defense, the president made install a padded chair for Mr. Balkany, who had explained to suffer from the back since an operation to the spine.

The baron of Hauts-de-Seine has been imprisoned since September 13, the date of his conviction to four years in prison for tax evasion.

Isabelle Balkany, absent at the first trial after a suicide attempt, was sentenced to three years in prison, without a warrant. Both were sentenced to ten years of ineligibility.

A month later, they were again sentenced for aggravated money laundering, he at five years firm and she at four. They will be retried in this case in February.

© 2019 AFP

Source: france24

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