The Festival increased 6. March 2018 in Geneva a four-star hotel N'vy in the district of Les Pâquis. Around 200 guests received the Council of state, Pierre Maudet on the evening of his 40. Birthday to a big Party.
The invitations had been distributed Maudet generous. He also asked people at the Celebration, the tips necessarily – politicians, trade unionists, journalists, with whom he worked but as a member of the cantonal government and in regular contact. In this group, the Prosecutor General Olivier Jornot, as Maudet is a member of the Geneva FDP .
And Jornot, was advocate-General for the honour. On a party photo, he posed with the Geneva free-thinking Marie-Claire Messerli.
Good-humored party guests: Marie-Claire Messerli and Olivier Jornot at the Party for 40. Birthday of Pierre Maudet.
What could not know Jornot and all the other guests: they were in the midst of an affair of the state. Perhaps they were even witnesses to a Crime. Because the justice found in the investigation: Council of state Maudet paid for his birthday party. He let it pay for itself.
20'000 Swiss francs, settled the Geneva hotel chain Manotel, which is also part of the Hotel, found of Manotel
The bill settled in the Party. Approximately 20'000 Swiss francs to the cost of the Party. The Geneva Prosecutor, Olivier Jornot-run Agency announced on Tuesday in a Communiqué.
Geneva is also supposed to have the clubs Cercle Fazy-Favon, an old party coffers of the radical party, and the Association for the support of Pierre Maudet fed. Maudet both. A total of 105'000 Swiss francs the hotel chain transferred the Clubs up today, 75'000 Swiss francs since Maudets took office as a state Council in the year 2012.
The Prosecutor General as a witness
attorney General Jornot and his senior prosecutors Stéphane Grodecki and Yves Bertossa last summer, have already opened a criminal case against Pierre Maudet. It was a luxury trip to Abu Dhabi in November 2015, and the alleged advantage of the adoption in the office.
Because of the Manotel-payments, the prosecutors want to extend the procedure but now. Thus, the case is Maudet always intricate and Olivier Jornot possibly also to a personal Problem. Because he was at a party, the question is one of roles and conflict of interest: Is Jornot in the process at the end of the Prosecutor and a witness in a?
The payments were used for the enjoyment of all guests.
Jornot even did not want to comment on. His spokesman Henri Della Casa stressed that the attorney-General to lead the investigation himself, he was rather a part of the investigation team, the senior state attorney Grodecki chair. The Team had been established to avoid any criticism of the close relationship between the attorney-General and the Council of state. Not the birthday celebration itself, but whose financing was the subject of the criminal investigation, as Della Casa.
But also to the numerous cantonal councils of various political parties, the advocate-General 40. Birthday celebrated, should be the affair slowly uncomfortable. You have to decide in one of their next meetings if you cancel Maudets government Council's immunity to investigation also in the case of the Manotel payments. For payments notabene, which served ultimately to their own enjoyment.
the next blow to the neck
For next Tuesday has invited the FDP Geneva to an extraordinary party meeting. It is announced that the Assembly vote on whether Pierre Maudet is allowed to remain in the Council of state, or whether he should resign. The party leader of the FDP in Geneva has already decided that Maudet should go. The Executive Board of the FDP Switzerland, is of the same opinion.
The Geneva public Prosecutor's office seems to be in front of the Assembly, the pressure on Pierre Maudet, and to increase its environment. On Monday, the justice had positive news for Maudet. They announced an investigation into a spying affair against Maudet.
This procedure had been opened, after the newspaper "Tribune de Genève" reported in March 2018, rumors have Maudet Luggage carrier at Geneva airport without a permit by Federal authorities to listen. But there is neither evidence nor proof.
After the positive news on Monday, and discharge Maudet, a blow to the neck for the Council of state followed on Tuesday with the request for the investigation of the Manotel payments now. In particular, the following applies: For Pierre Maudet, the presumption of innocence applies.
Created: 09.01.2019, at 20:25