|Born||December 13, 1917
Saint-Junien, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France
|Died||March 21, 2001
Toulon, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
|Cause of death||cancer|
Maurice Arreckx (1917-2001) was a French politician. He served as the Mayor of Toulon from 1959 to 1985. He served as a member of the National Assembly from 1978 to 1981, and again in 1986, before serving as a member of the French Senate from 1986 to 1995.
Arreckx owned a hosiery business in Toulon from 1935 to 1985. He served as the Mayor of Toulon from 1959 to 1985. He also wrote two books about the town. He was president of the general council of Var department from 1985 to 1994. He also wrote a book about it.
Arreckx served as a member of the National Assembly from 1978 to 1981, and again in 1986, before serving as a member of the French Senate from 1986 to 1995. He voted in favour of the establishment of the Revenu minimum d'insertion in 1988. Five years later, in 1993, he voted in favour of the continuation of welfare expenditure and state pensions.
Arreckx was jailed from August 1994 to May 1995 for involvement in the murder of politician Yann Piat. In 1997, he was found guilty of accepting bribes of 2 million Francs from a water company for the construction of the Maison des technologies de Toulon. During the trial, it was revealed that Arreckx owned a Swiss bank account named Charlot with 7 million Francs. He was fined 1 million Francs and sentenced to two years in jail. His four children were also convicted, but not jailed. Arreckx was released after one year, in 1998, due to health reasons. He wrote a book about his criminal convictions a year later.
- Vivre sa ville (1982).
- Toulon, ma passion (1985).
- Un combat pour le Var : l'histoire du conseil général 1790-1990 (1990).
- Ça suffit ! (1999).
- French Senate: Maurice Arreckx
- Arreckx, mort d'un " parrain " varois, L'Humanité, March 22, 2001
- Alain Leauthier, Le dernier numéro du comédien Maurice Arreckx. Il a expliqué ses relations avec Fargette., Libération, May 15, 1998
- Les quatre enfants de Maurice Arreckx ont été mis en examen, Libération, June 2, 1995