Suspicions about the system Elkabach

The case animators producers France 2 will be consequences

court: this is the conclusion of the Court of Auditors in its preliminary report on the issue that caused the departure of former President Jean-Pierre Elkabbach and his team, in May 1996. In a study of 150 pages, yet broadcast confidentially to the main actors of the file, which L’Express and Le Parisien published yesterday, extracts, the Court analyzes the famous contracts, their trading terms, payment and benefits that have resulted for facilitators. Described as “financial abuse” the policy of use of six producers amounted to 546 million francs in 1995 and 625 million in 1996. According to the conclusions of the preliminary report, whose release has new passages today, the former leaders of the chain could be prosecuted for “improper use social interest goods or credits France 2”, including contracts with Reservoir Prod, society Jean-Luc Delarue. Patrick Clement, former managing director and former arm right Elkabach, could also be prosecuted for “illegal taking of interest” for having received a loan of 165,000 francs for one of the producers.

Clement networks. According to the court, the team of Elkabach bypassed the bodies of France 2. The center of “decision” was virtually offset He was told “an informal team of advisors”, “among which s’ explains the presence of a bad news director, Jean-Luc Mano, to negotiate contracts for everything except the information. ”

The team of policymakers also expands to an accountant outside, paid by the chain Rodolphe Ankaoua, S & W’s office in charge from December 1993 “a regular assistance mission in particular on the assessment of financial and legal consequences of the agreements. ” S & W will receive 1.7 million in lump monthly remuneration. “The review of all cases handled by the firm shows that with the exception of three studies, which are indicated by reports of questionable content and little depth elsewhere, the work done by the firm seems have merely physical participation in meetings of negotiations. “the fees of the firm are described as” unfair advantage “,” no apparent consideration for the channel. ” The firm is invited to other missions: contract negotiations of all kinds, broadcasting rights purchases of sporting events or even dismissal for which it is not legally authorized.

The firm is in interrogations center because it refers to networks of Patrick Clement, the former general delegate. Grabli Paul, a partner in S & W was the “tax consultant” MTP, founded by the right arm Elkabach. He negotiated for Clement ‘personal tax adjustment, “noted the court. “The S & W premises were used as campaign headquarters for free for three months in the fall of 1993 by the team that prepared the nomination of Mr. Elkabach by CSA (Clément and Mano)”. Finally, S & W is the auditor of Ostradelta, the company had seen “dressing” newscast of France 2. “company receiving services entrusted by Messrs. Mano and Clement, and whose leader would be personally bound to it, “according to the Court. Patrick Clement is also pinned on a “loan of 165,000 francs granted interest-free for 5 years by Paul Ceuzin, shareholder, and employee of Jacques Martin Production (JMP)”, “one of the companies of animateurs- producers with which were signed contracts for the purchase of rights. ” A loan repaid today, according to Paul Ceuzin but could be worth proceedings, Clément.Contacté by Liberation, Patrick Clement as Rudolph Ankaoua, was entrenched behind the “secret of the Court of Auditors’.Jean Peter Elkabach himself has stressed that the report “had been no final deliberations”.

Favored animators. When asked interpersonal relationships that have generated the wave of animators producers contracts, the Court pointed to the results. The contracts were famous entertainers happiness before that of the chain, guaranteeing them a “turnover volume,” and some small advantages (endorsements and indexing “) The payments were unique. 8 or 15 days after receipt of invoices, against 60 in general. the advances were granted before the incorporation of companies. on 10 June 1994, France 2 receives the contract of Jean-Luc Delarue, and emits the same day, a check of 7 1,000,000, while tank Prod is not yet created. The second check of 40.9 million reached him in the month of September. “most producers facilitators of companies have emerged that through the public money they have received, “noted the court,” and have worked as public procurement. the birth of Prod tank is the most spectacular example of this drift. “the Court also raises questions on the “true nature” of companies are facilitators “Whatever the form adopted. Eurl (Air Prod Nagui) Sarl (Despair, Image on air, Nagui, Case Production Arthur) or SA (Prod for the tank) it is reasonable to question the nature of the companies created. ” According to the Court, their “economic reality” was “to manage public funds under shareholders fictitious screens structures.” “The content of the significant emission little is surprising,” says the Court of Auditors.