“On June 28, 2022, Cédric Cornet, mayor of Le Gosier and president of CARL, was summoned by his secretariat to appear on July 19, 2022 at 9 a.m. at the premises of the Regional Judicial Police Service of Guadeloupe. Pointe-à-Pitre. This summons is part of a preliminary investigation. part, especially opened on the grounds of misappropriation of corporate assets, misappropriation of public funds and active and passive corruption. STPJ”.
“During this 22-day notice period, Cédric Cornet did not contact the investigators and inform them of the possible legal prohibition, which will be taken into account. On July 19, 2022, at the scheduled time, the investigators noted the absence of Mr. Cédric Cornet and within minutes a phone call from someone who identified himself as his lawyer. The call came and it indicated that his client had no intention of answering their summons.
“Considering this apparent deficiency, under the provisions of Article 78 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the police authorized the prosecution to go to places where the person concerned may be. Contrary to what was stated in the press release of “La Riviera du Levant”, the public prosecutor during this transport of investigators acted in full compliance with the law. For the attention of the office, it often provides a false version. Circumstances and certain conditions may constitute a criminal offense”.
“The defendant’s expressed desire not to honor lengthy judicial subpoenas resulted in the issuance of a search warrant against him at the conclusion of the Pointe-à-Pitre case yesterday,” notes attorney Patrick Desjardins. Remember that Cedric Garnett benefits from the presumption of innocence at this stage of the procedure.
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