The Napoleon specialist would have organized clandestine dinners within his Parisian property. If he denies the facts, he said in an M6 report to have met “ministers” during meals in illegal restaurants.
A search took place at the Palais Vivienne, at Pierre-Jean Chalençon’s home, learned Le Figaro with the Paris prosecutor’s office this Thursday, April 8, confirming information from BFMTV. Pierre-Jean Chalençon, specialist in Napoleon and former figure of the hit program “Case ConcludedOn France 2, is suspected of having organized clandestine dinners within his property the Palais Vivienne, in the second arrondissement of Paris.
According to AFP journalists, three police officers came out of the building in central Paris after spending about an hour there. Later, five other police officers in turn left the Palais Vivienne before leaving in two cars.
The broadcast on Friday of a report by M6 on lavish clandestine dinners in Paris sparked a heated controversy last weekend. One of the organizers, identified as Pierre-Jean Chalençon, claimed to have “dined during the week in 2/3 illegal restaurants“Where he would have crossed”ministers“. Since then, Pierre-Jean Chalençon has returned to his statements, explaining that he wanted to make “humor“, a “April Fool».
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The report mentioned in particular a dinner at the Palais Vivienne “around a caviar and champagne menu” at the price of “220 euros per person»Concocted by chef Christophe Leroy. The cook, also suspected, and having known a search Wednesday at his Parisian home, affirmed Thursday by the voice of his lawyer that these dinners were legal and that no minister had participated in them.
Nevertheless, in the face of the outcry over this report on social networks, in particular with a hashtag #OnVeutLesNoms, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, asked the Paris police prefect, Didier Lallement, on Sunday to open an investigation for examine the reality or not of the facts denounced. In the process, the Paris prosecutor Rémi Heitz, for his part, opened a criminal investigation.