William Molinié, edited by Ugo Pascolo with AFP 06:25, January 21, 2022

Behind bars since December 13 in a VIP area of ​​the Health prison, the former Minister of the Interior Claude Guéant is finding it increasingly difficult to bear his deprivation of freedoms.

According to his entourage, the senior official is angry and humiliated by his situation.

He must know his fate this Friday in the so-called Élysée polls affair.

An increasingly difficult incarceration to bear.

Detained since December 13 in the famous VIP district of Health, the same one that has housed other personalities like Patrick Balkany, Claude Guéant is living more and more badly his deprivation of freedoms.

The former minister of Nicolas Sarkozy spent his 77th birthday behind bars, and he is very affected, angry, and humiliated by this situation according to his entourage. 

A strong sense of injustice

It must be said that this is the first time that a former interior minister has found himself behind bars.

So, even if he has joined the VIP area and is alone in his 9m2 cell, Claude Guéant has trouble sleeping.

He feels, according to one of his relatives, a strong feeling of injustice.

However, the man must still be patient: as revealed by Europe 1, he will not know more about his request for release until February 7. 

The senior official was convicted in 2017 in the so-called cabinet bonuses case because he had not paid the sums due to the Public Treasury in the case of cash bonuses from the Ministry of the Interior.

Part of his suspended sentence and conditional release had therefore been revoked.

He has since repaid fines and damages, according to our information, by borrowing money from relatives.

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One year in prison and 10,000 euros fine required 

But this is not the only deadline that awaits the former tenant of Place Beauvau.

Like four former relatives of Nicolas Sarkozy, Claude Guéant will know his fate in the so-called Élysée polls affair this Friday.

He is suspected of favoritism and embezzlement of public funds through negligence in particular.

It was also during this affair that the former President of the Republic had been forced to come and testify but had not answered questions in the name of presidential immunity.

In November, the National Financial Prosecutor's Office (PNF) demanded one year in prison and a fine of 10,000 euros against Claude Guéant.