Following an information from Parisian and Europe 1 Tuesday evening, Alexandre Benalla was hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Cochin hospital in Paris, after having been diagnosed positive for Covid-19.
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The former head of state’s charge of the mission had not felt well for three days and ended up being hospitalized in serious condition, according to Europe 1. Information confirmed this Wednesday, September 23 by his entourage at AFP.
Since he was implicated for violence committed during a demonstration on May 1, 2018, Alexandre Benalla has been targeted in six judicial investigations.
He is notably prosecuted for having obtained and used, after his departure from the Élysée Palace, two diplomatic passports to travel to Africa and Israel, where he was beginning his conversion as an international security consultant.
He also held a service passport, obtained according to the prosecution by fraudulently producing a letter on the letterhead of the Elysée chief of staff, François-Xavier Lauch, but “typed” and unsigned.
In addition to this procedure, this former member of President Macron’s inner circle is also indicted with his friend Vincent Crase in the initial case, in which they are accused, in particular, of violence against demonstrators on May 1, 2018.
Another investigation for suspicion of concealing evidence was entrusted to investigating judges, this time concerning the disappearance of the safe from his home and the contents of another at the Elysee.
Two other procedures carried out by the Paris prosecutor’s office target him for suspicion of “false testimony” before the Senate and for “failure to comply with the reporting obligations to the HATVP (High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life)”.
The national financial prosecution finally examines, for its part, suspicions of “corruption” around a security contract signed between a Russian oligarch and the company of Vincent Crase, with the possible collaboration of Alexandre Benalla.