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  • 52'
  • Author : Alexandra Colineau
  • 20-01-2019
  • Master : 2820

BALKANY, MY FRIENDS, MY BUSINESSES, MY PROBLEMS… | M6 | Enquête Exclusive

Victories… Patrick Balkany had plenty. For 35 years he won nearly every election, ruling supreme over Levallois-Perret. But far beyond the limits of his small town to the west of Paris, he enjoyed power and glory alongside his mentors such as Charles Pasqua and Jacques Chirac. And his long-time friend… Nicolas Sarkozy. However the politician also became a financier and finally burned his wings. Tax fraud, money laundering, corruption… the list of indictments is getting longer, even though today Patrick Balkany is still presumed innocent. Judge Van Ruymbeche of the finance division charges him with embezzling 13 million Euros for his own enrichment by abusing his position as elected representative. After the rise, the conquest and the fortune, could this be the beginning of the fall? This is the saga we will relate. From Levallois to Saint-Martin, by way of Marrakech, we got those who know him well to talk: his former associate, Didier Schuller, his friend Nadine Morano, the producer Stéphane Collaro, etc. Patrick Balkany himself also contributes after a five-year silence. He granted us an exclusive interview. Balkany, my friends, my businesses, my problems…