Last Saturday, the police of Menton, in the Alpes-Maritimes, arrested a 67-year-old Italian national, on an Italian European arrest warrant.
He was convicted several times for "offenses of usury, aggravated theft, concealment, committed between July 2006 and September 2008 in Italy", indicated the general prosecutor's office of Aix-en-Provence, in charge of these European files, interviewed by
The sexagenarian must spend seven years in prison, a sentence pronounced in November 2011 and confirmed in 2018.
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According to the local daily, the Menton agents were informed of the presence of the fugitive by the Italian authorities, who had placed a bug on his vehicle.
The French police then arrested him in front of the residence where he was supposed to be staying.
He was referred Tuesday to the Aix-en-Provence Court of Appeal, which should rule on his extradition in the coming days.
In the meantime, the sexagenarian has been placed under judicial control.
Earlier in the week, the French police had arrested in Saint-Raphaël, in the Var, Antonio Cuozzo Nasti, an Italian fugitive known to be close to the Camorra, the Neapolitan mafia.
He had been wanted since 2014 by the authorities of his country.
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