Mafia: Éric Dupond-Moretti announces a reform by the end of 2023 for repentants
“I am announcing that by the end of the year, a text will be ready…
“I am announcing that by the end of the year, a text will be ready on this question of repentants “. This is what Éric Dupond-Moretti promised to the deputies of the National ***embly during questions to the government. The status of French repentant, which came into force in 2014 but is little used, will be reformed “by the end of the year” 2023.
“I went to Italy about ten days ago to get inspired by what they do,” added the Keeper of the Seals, who answered a question from Paul-André Colombani, MP (Liot) for Corse-du-Sud. He said he had “begun to work” on this issue with the chairman of the National ***embly’s Law Commission Sacha Houlié (Renaissance) and the deputy of Corse-du-Sud and patron of the Horizons deputies Laurent Marcangeli.
This “reform”, which should take the form of a “proposal of law”, aims “toimprove the efficiency” of the pentiti status“which has the merit of existing but is little used”, specified the Chancellery.
About ten people concerned only
Created in 2004 by the Perben law, but only in force since March 2014, this “exception” system makes it possible to offer the repentant – or even his close entourage – a new identity, police protection, financial aid – which reduces over time – and finally exemptions or sentence reductions in court.
Anti-Mafia Strategy | “The infiltration of our societies by criminal networks surp***es all fictions.”@pacolombani (LIOT) asks the Govt in particular for a “change in the status of the repentant” and “the systematic confiscation of criminal ***ets”.#DirectAN #QAG pic.twitter.com/gKgG2PeWl5
– National ***embly (@***embleeNat) May 9, 2023
Imported from Italy and the United States, it opened a breach in the omerta which reigns over organized crime but the text remained halfway, in the opinion of several experts, by excluding the authors or the accomplices of ******ination. From a source close to the case, only a dozen people would today be affected by this status, granted by a commission made up of magistrates and representatives of the police, the gendarmerie and customs.