Alain Carignon

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Alain Carignon, born on February 23, 1949, in Vizille (Isère), is a conservative French politician. Mayor of Grenoble from 1983 to 1995, he became junior minister in charge of environmental issues in the second Chirac government; in 1986 he proposed legislation against major radioactive risks.[1] He then became minister in charge of media and telecommunication in the Balladur government.,[2] but had to resign from that position when his indictment for corruption became inevitable. He was later sentenced to a 4 years jail term, of which he served 29 months, the longest ever for a French politician convicted of corruption.

He returned to political activity in 2002,[3] and has since unsuccessfully run for several elected positions.


  1. ^ Le Quotidien de Paris, Jean-Pierre Thiollet , 22 July 1986
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  3. ^ « Les fantômes d'Alain Carignon », Le Canard enchaîné, 6 October 2010, p. 2

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