The decision for Patrick Balkany's second application for release must be made this Wednesday 13 November. Even if the decision is favorable to him, it is not sure that the mayor (LR) of Levallois-Perret, incarcerated since September 13, can leave prison as of tomorrow.
Because the payment of the deposit of € 500,000 related to his first application released, accepted it on October 28, does not look simple. In any case for the funds collected by the support association Patrick Balkany (ASPB), founded in Levallois-Perret last week by supporters of the mayor.
Firstly because the association still does not have a bank account. "Banks have refused the association opening an account, a procedure will be initiated this Wednesday from the Bank of France," says Isabelle Balkany, the mayor (LR) ad interim.
The kitty would have collected "about 50 000 € in a week"
But also because the amount collected so far is only 10% of the amount required for the first application for release. The association has, indeed, gathered "about 50 000 € in a week," says Isabelle Balkany.
Finally, because a second deposit could be requested on Wednesday. "It would be never-seen, breath Isabelle Balkany. That would mean they want to leave it to the hole until call. "A first trial, for the tax fraud component, is scheduled for December 11 to 18. There is still no known date for the whitening appeal.
Isabelle Balkany refutes any "hidden magot"
As for the "fantasy of the hidden magot", according to the words of Isabelle Balkany, the elected one assures that they are views of the mind. "The investigators have been looking around the world, they know very well that there is no account anywhere," she says. During the investigation, they even came to search with two silver sniffer dogs and twenty gendarmes … for nothing. "
And sell paintings or jewelry? "We can not sell anything that would not be seized immediately, since our bank accounts are seized and justice leaves our allowances only the legal minimum to live," she says.