Claude Guéant sentenced to six months in prison for fraudulent campaign expenses

File photo taken on December 5, 2018 of former French interior minister Claude Gueant.  He was sentenced to six months in prison, adjusted.

The court of Nanterre sentenced Tuesday, November 22 the former minister Claude Guéant to eighteen months of imprisonment including twelve accompanied by a suspended probation, at the end of a trial where Mr. Guéant was judged for fraud regarding his 2012 legislative campaign.

For the firm part of his six-month prison sentence, the court ordered a sentence adjustment, requesting house arrest under electronic surveillance. Mr. Guéant, who was absent during the deliberation, was also sentenced to a fine of 30,000 euros. His lawyer, Me Philippe Bouchez El Ghozi, has announced that he is appealing.

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The World with AFP

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