Keyword: appeal

Dominican Republic court hands French 'Air Cocaine' accused 20 years in jail

Two executive jet pilots and two other men were found guilty of trying to fly from the Caribbean resort of Punta Cana with 680 kilos of cocaine.

French woman abducted in Yemen in video appeal for help

Isabelle Prime, 30, a consultant for Yemen's Social Fund for Development, appears distressed in the video appeal to French and Yemeni leaders.

French president, PM appeal to Jews to remain in France

Jews 'have their place in France' said François Hollande, while PM Manuel Valls told French Jews 'France does not want you to leave'.

French rogue trader Kerviel to be freed from jail

Court rules that 'rogue trader' who lost his bank nearly five billion euros can be freed on Monday, after serving 100 days of a 3-year term.

SocGen ex-trader Kerviel faces prison after losing appeal

But appeal court does overturn initial judgement that Kerviel has to repay the 4.9 billion euros in losses he was said to have caused bank.

Roma girl Leonarda Dibrani loses France residency bid

French court upholds the October expulsion of the teenager, her parents and six siblings to Kosovo which sparked major public controversy.

Father appeals for return of 15 year-old French boys fighting in Syria

The father of one of two 15 year-olds who ran away from their homes in Toulouse to join jihadists in Syria said he was 'brainwashed online'.

France to ask European partners for more help in C.Africa

Foreign minister Laurent Fabius to make formal appeal in Brussels for assistance as French forces try to pacify Central African Republic.

Scientologists lose fraud conviction appeal in France

The French branch of the Church of Scientology was found guilty of organised fraud in 2009, a ruling already upheld after a February 2012 appeal.

France's Sarkozy appeals against vote funding investigation

Former president appeals to Court of Cassation over investigation into allegations that he took advantage of mental frailty of L'Oréal heiress.

Carlos the Jackal loses appeal in French bombings

Judges upheld Venezuelan-born terrorist's life sentence for four bombings in France three decades ago that killed 11 people and wounded 140.

The 'taped confession' of Société Générale trader Jérôme Kerviel: mystery of the missing minutes

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In 2010 the former Société Générale employee  was convicted in relation to a series of trades that cost the bank up to 4.9 billion euros. Last year the ex-trader lost an appeal against his three-year jail sentence. However, the saga continues. On 4th July Kerviel, who has always insisted his bosses knew what he was doing, will take his former employer to an industrial tribunal seeking 4.9 billion euros in damages – equal to the sum he is said to have lost the bank. His lawyer has meanwhile made a formal complaint alleging forgery and use of false documents. In particular the trader’s legal team has highlighted some curious discrepancies in the recordings made when Kerviel was questioned by his bank superiors as his huge losses became clear; recordings that went on to form the basis of the evidence that convicted him. Martine Orange investigates.

Carlos the Jackal in Paris court appeal against life sentence

The hearing has begun of the Venezuelan terrorist's appeal against his conviction for the murders of 11 people in a series of bombings in the 1980s.

French detectives seek vehicle in Alps murder investigation

Officers release image of dark-coloured 4x4 they want to trace in connection with murder last September of engineer Saad al-Hilli and three others.

SocGen trader Kerviel loses appeal

Former Société Générale trader Jerôme Kerviel, accused of losing the bank almost 5 billion euros, loses appeal against a three-year prison sentence.