LFI deputy Ugo Bernalicis, chairman of the commission of inquiry on the independence of the judiciary, accuses seven senior officials – prosecutors, prefect, director of the national police – of “false testimony” and “perjury” before parliamentarians .
The commission of inquiry adopted this Wednesday, September 2, a report containing some forty proposals aimed at removing “the obstacles to the independence of the judiciary”. That same day, its president revealed that he had seized the public prosecutor of Paris for a series of “false” statements under oath.
The first target is the prosecutor himself, Rémy Heitz. In one of Ugo Bernalicis’ letters to justice, which AFP was able to consult, the deputy points to an internal note on the fate of yellow vests arrested, while Rémy Heitz assured to have “signed no document giving instructions to (his) colleagues ”.
Fillon case, police demonstration, appointments
Paris police chief Didier Lallement is accused of not having told the truth when he said he had not “found the organizers” of unauthorized police demonstrations in June.
Concerning Catherine Champrenault, attorney general of Paris, and Éliane Houlette, former prosecutor of the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office, Ugo Bernalicis puts forward “discordant statements” on interventions in the context of the Fillon affair. “Lies have been deliberately spoken”, deduces the deputy from the North.
The former president of the Paris court Jean-Michel Hayat is also suspected of “perjury” on the reasons for the appointment of judge Tournaire in the same Fillon file.
5 years imprisonment and a 75,000 euro fine
The Director General of the National Police Frédéric Veaux told him that he had not undergone “any pressure” in his career, or Ugo Bernalicis opposed him in another letter a conversation he had with Bernard Squarcini, the former boss of Internal intelligence.
Finally, Jean-Michel Prêtre is targeted, a former Nice prosecutor transferred automatically for his management of the case of an activist injured during a demonstration of “yellow vests”.
False testimony is punishable by five years’ imprisonment and a fine of 75,000 euros. Questioned by AFP, the Paris prosecutor’s office did not wish to comment.