Maurice Arreckx

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Maurice Arreckx (1918 Saint-Junien, Haute-Vienne – 2001 Toulon) was a French politician of the right-wing liberal UDF. He was mayor of the major city of Toulon from 1959 to 1985. He was president of the general council of Var department from 1985 to 1994.

Arreckx was a french senator from 1986 to 1995. He received a prison sentence in 1996 for a major corruption scandal.[1]

Corruption scandale[edit]

Maurice Arreckx was involved in the murder of Yann Piat.

He was found guilty of receiving a bribe of 1 million francs for the construction of the maisons des technologies of Toulon. He was incarcerated in the prison des baumettes in Marseille in August 1994, after he lost his parliamentary immunity in July 1994

In 1997 ,the court of appeal of aix en provence found Maurice Arreckx guilty of receiving 2 million francs by a water company , hes was condemned to 4 years of prison , 2 of these on reprieve and a 1 million francs fine. He was released in august 1998 for health reasons.