The Court of Cassation rejected on Wednesday June 16 the appeal lodged by Mustapha Laabid, LREM deputy for Ille-et-Vilaine, following his conviction by the Rennes Court of Appeal to eight months suspended prison sentence, three years of ineligibility and 10,000 euros fine. This decision makes his conviction final.
Breach of trust
The elected representative of the majority was prosecuted for breach of trust within the framework of his mandate as president of the association of integration Collectif intermède located in the district of Blosne in Rennes. According to the judges, between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2017, Mustapha Laabid used the money of the association “for personal or improper purposes”. Nearly 22,000 euros were taken from the association’s accounts, including 15,000 euros in food costs.
Several elected officials from Ille-et-Vilaine had called for his resignation following his conviction by the Rennes Court of Appeal, but the parliamentarian had assured that he remained a member of the first constituency of the department. A parliamentarian, sentenced to ineligibility, can continue to exercise his function as long as the Constitutional Council has not pronounced the forfeiture of his mandate.
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