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This restaurateur and his server were arrested in flagrante delicto on Wednesday noon and placed in police custody for endangering the lives of others, detailed the prosecution. The two men were released but a preliminary investigation for endangering others, irregular opening of an establishment open to the public and undeclared work was opened. For these facts, the restaurant owner faces up to three years imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euros.
The establishment’s gate was closed but the police entered it, alerted by the noise, and discovered about twenty customers at the table, who were checked, according to the Hauts-de-Seine police. The 24 clients were fined, the public prosecutor said.
The first elements of the investigation revealed that the trader had kept his business open since last November, that he had received 20,000 euros in government aid and managed to get a salary of 2,000 euros per month, detailed the police. Bars and restaurants have been closed for almost five months as part of government measures intended to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Source site www.francetvinfo.fr