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Former Paris mayor Tiberi given suspended sentence for vote rigging

Latest update : 2009-05-28

A court in Paris has handed former Paris mayor Jean Tiberi (pictured) a suspended one-year prison sentence and fined him €10,000 for vote rigging. Tiberi was accused of adding thousands of fake voters to electoral rolls in 1995 and 1997.

AFP - Former Paris mayor Jean Tiberi was given a suspended one-year prison sentence and fined 10,000 euros (14,000 dollars) for vote-rigging by a court here Wednesday. 
   
His wife Xaviere was given a nine-month suspended sentence and a 5,000-euro fine for her part in a scandal which dates back to local and national elections in 1995 and 1997.
   
Despite by his repeated denials, the court judged that Tiberi, who said he would appeal Wednesday's decision, was "not only the main beneficiary" of the vote-rigging, but had also personally contributed to the fraud.
   
A probe was initially launched in 1997 when the right-wing mayor's entourage was accused of adding thousands of fake voters to electoral rolls in a central Paris district ahead of votes in 1995 and 1997.
   
Tiberi was Paris mayor from 1995 to 2001, when he was succeeded by the Socialist Bertrand Delanoe.
   
Tiberi is currently still mayor of the capital's fifth arrondissement, or district, and is a deputy in the National Assembly.
   
The court on Wednesday also banned him from public office for three years, but said the ban would only come into effect once all appeal procedures are exhausted.
   
Several officials in Tiberi's entourage were also hit with fines or suspended sentences or both.
 

Date created : 2009-05-28

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