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50 million euros in counterfeit notes : the senegalese singer Thione Seck sentenced in appeal

The Cave rebiffe Jean Gabin and Bernard Blier and his faux talbins raphaéliens would, therefore, not a great work of fiction... The senegalese musician Thione Seck, a member of the legendary training Orchestra Baobab in the 1970s, was sentenced Monday on appeal to three years in prison, including eight months closes, in a case of fake tickets. But it will not return to jail, said his lawyer to the AFP.

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Thione Seck, 65, had been arrested in may 2015 and has already made nine months in preventive detention for "infringement of monetary signs" and "attempt to scam", before being granted a provisional release.

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The length of preventive detention exceeding nine months in prison to which he was sentenced on Monday, which allows him to remain in freedom, " explains his lawyer, Ousmane Seye.
A bag containing "50 million euros", which turned out to be fake tickets, had been found in the singer to Dakar.

During her trial in may 2019, he had obtained the annulment of the proceedings for defect in form during the survey. He had not benefited from the assistance of a lawyer during the police custody after his arrest, according to justice.

The public prosecutor had appealed against the judgment of may 2019 and at trial, on appeal, on 15 June, the public prosecutor had requested five years in prison.
"The judge was sentenced today to three years in prison, including eight months farm, to attempt marketing of bank-notes. It is free but we are not satisfied with the judgment," said Me Seye. The lawyer announced that he would take the Court of cassation and a Court of justice in west africa. The co-accused mali of Thione Seck, Alaye Djité, was tried in absentia and sentenced Monday to five years in prison. It is the subject of an international arrest warrant.

Thione Seck had said at the trial in the first instance to have been "the victim of a conspiracy mounted by Gambians living in Sweden, who had dangled a contract of 100 million euros for a series of 105 concerts in Europe.

One of these Gambians, Joachim Cissé, based in Banjul, he had, according to him, presented as "advance a sum of 50 million euros" in the bag containing the fake notes found at his home. Investigators have never recovered the trace of this group of Gambians and the complaint for fraud filed by Thione Seck had been closed without a result.

Thione Seck, the author of several successful albums, is one of the most beautiful voices of Senegal. His son Wally Seck is also one of the singers most popular currently in Senegal.

Thione Seck en concert

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