Pierre Maudet is sentenced to a fine of 300 daily rates of 400 francs on probation. This was announced by the Geneva Police Court early Monday evening, as reported by SRF. In addition, Maudet has to pay the canton of Geneva compensation of 50,000 francs.
The trial of the Geneva State Councilor Pierre Maudet began on February 15.
The public prosecutor’s office accused the 42-year-old of taking advantage. It is about a luxury trip that Maudet took in 2015 to the United Arab Emirates.
The trip, which included a visit to the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, was financed by the Crown Prince of the emirate. After the trip became known, Maudet apologized for hiding certain things. The FDP excluded him from the party in July 2020.
In autumn 2020, Maudet announced his resignation as a member of the government, but at the same time announced that he would run again independently. He plans to run again on March 7th.
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