The director of a reintegration assistance association in Serres-Castet (Pyrénées-Orientales) and its president appeared before the court in Pau (Pyrénées-Orientales) on Monday.

The leader was accused of having embezzled 157,000 euros between 2002 and 2020, the year of the closure of the association, 70% of whose funds came from subsidies, reports



She was given an eighteen-month suspended prison sentence while the president was released.

The 58-year-old respondent had paid himself salary advances that were never reimbursed.

In court, she mentioned “financial difficulties related to consumer credit”.

The alert of an auditor

In 2018, the embezzlement had led to the intervention of an auditor who had warned the prosecution.

As for the director, he was accused of not having reported the facts or dismissed the director.

He explained that he wanted to help the latter to keep her job to repay her debts.


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