Two police officers have been in custody since Monday, January 30, as part of an investigation into corruption. They are suspected of having helped Chafik Aliouane to reign over the pounds of Paris, a market of 14 million euros.
Two police officers have been in custody since Monday, January 30, as part of an investigation into corruption. They are suspected of having helped Chafik Aliouane to reign over the pounds of Paris, until his arrest and indictment last December. The leader of the Inter Dépannage company is suspected of having pampered the agents in exchange for their protection.
He was nicknamed "the King of the Pounds" of western Paris, intractable with badly parked cars in the beautiful districts of the capital. But for two months, Chafik Aliouane, the boss of the Inter Dépannage company, has been sleeping in prison. An investigation for corruption gradually reveals the extent of his network within the administration and especially the police. The troubles of the "King of Pounds" began a year and a half ago in his Hauts-de-Seine (F92) stronghold, with the impounding of a car.
Illegal access to information
A car reported stolen, which mysteriously reappears a little later, in the hands of a couple of police officers from the 16th arrondissement. Alerted, the IGPN, the police force, opens an investigation in the spring of 2021. The investigations go back first to a former official of the Hauts-de-Seine (F92) prefecture, who would have helped put the vehicle back into circulation. He is indicted for corruption.
But the investigators discover that Chafik Aliouane also has many contacts in the police. These relationships would have allowed the "King of the Pounds" to have illegal access to information contained in police files, in exchange for lending cars.
Source: France Info