French billionaire Serge Dassault's 'foot soldier' jailed for attempted murder


On Wednesday May 18th Younès Bounouara was jailed for 15 years after being found guilty of trying to kill a man whose secret recording helped expose alleged vote buying by industrialist Serge Dassault in the town where the latter was mayor for many years. The verdict will come as a major embarrassment for Dassault, who has had close ties with Bounouara for more than 20 years. The two men are currently under investigation over the alleged system of vote buying. Yann Philippin reports.

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On Wednesday May 18th Younès Bounouara, who has described himself as a “foot soldier” for billionaire industrialist and right-wing politician Serge Dassault, was jailed for 15 years for attempted murder. The court at Évry, south of Paris, found him guilty of trying to shoot and kill a man called Fatah Hou on February 19th, 2013.