The Bygmalion trial, which is due to open on Wednesday March 17, may have a false start. One of the defendants, Jérôme Lavrilleux, requested a postponement because his two lawyers have the Covid.
In the Bygmalion trial, which is supposed to open on Wednesday March 17, Nicolas Sarkozy is appearing for illegal financing of his 2012 presidential campaign. However, the start of the trial could have a false start because the two lawyers of one of the accused cause, Jérôme Lavrilleux, have the Covid. Almost ten years ago, the campaign of the former President of the Republic was marked by the organization of gigantic meetings. The latter are strongly criticized. Thirteen other defendants are also accused of fraud and complicity.
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Indeed, Nicolas Sarkozy’s campaign would have cost almost double the ceiling authorized by law. To hide the slippage, the Bygmalion company would have resorted to a system of false invoices, paid by the UMP. At Bygmalion, those who recognize the facts state that they acted at the request of the candidate’s campaign team.