The Balkany family is not done with the law: Isabelle could be fined 10,000 euros

The Balkany family is not done with the law: Isabelle could be fined 10,000 euros
The Balkany family is not done with the law: Isabelle could be fined 10,000 euros

Patrick Balkany’s wife is being sued for defamation and insults against the current mayor of Levallois-Perret, Agnès Pottier-Dumas.

Isabelle Balkany has a new date with the courts. She is being prosecuted for defamation and insults against Agnès Pottier-Dumas, the current mayor of Levallois-Perret.

The comments in question were published by the former first deputy mayor of Levallois-Perret on her Facebook account in 2021. She accused the municipal team of ““snooze” in the face of drug trafficking, suggested that the municipality was deliberately leaving the lighting in the town hall out of order, claimed that elected officials had taken a pleasure trip at taxpayers’ expense and denounced the “characterized harassment” within the town hall, report The Parisian, Europe 1 et France 3 Paris Île-de-France. Isabelle Balkany is also being prosecuted for having described municipal elected officials as “incompetent and self-loving idiots.”

Patrick Balkany’s wife was absent from the hearing on Tuesday, July 2, as was the current mayor of Levallois-Perret. The defense lawyer argued for freedom of expression and demanded his acquittal, while Agnès Pottier-Dumas’ lawyer believes that Isabelle Balkany’s remarks ““Bitterness and personal animosity ooze out”.

The decision will be made on September 3. A fine of 10,000 euros has been requested against Isabelle Balkany.

As a reminder, the Balkany couple had been convicted of having concealed nearly 13 million euros from the tax authorities between 2007 and 2014. Isabelle had been sentenced to three years in prison but was never incarcerated due to her state of health. Her husband had spent a few months in detention before joining his wife in their Moulin in Giverny. The couple had the usufruct of this property in Eure, where they had lived for many years, confiscated by the Court of Cassation in 2024.

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