Modelling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, 74, who was an associate of disgraced late US financier Jeffrey Epstein to whom he is accused of trafficking women and minors as well as also raping and assaulting models in France, has been formally placed under investigation and remanded in preventive detention following his arrest at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on Wednesday.
A support group calling for the release of two French academic researchers, Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal, held since last June in a Tehran prison on allegations of threatening Iranian national security, has said that Adelkhah, who began a hunger strike in December, is now 'very weakened' and that Marchal is suffering worsened ill health due to his captivity.
Patrick Balkany, a veteran figure of the French conservative movement, mayor of Paris suburb Levallois-Perret, whose more than 40-year political career has been largely tainted by corruption and political scandal, was on Friday jailed after magistrates convicted him of a multi-million-euro tax evasion scam.
Tariq Ramadan, the prominent 55-year-old Islamic scholar and preacher and a professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford University, who is the subject of a judicial investigation into two seperate accusations of rape, was ordered to return to preventive detention in a French jail after being hospitalised for treatment of complications from multiple sclerosis.
The two men, who attempted to smuggle 14 Albanians across the Channel from Dieppe to Eastbourne in 2014, were arrested after their boat ran into difficulties as they reached the English coast.
Total of 35 porters at leading auction house Hotel Drouot jailed for stealing thousands of items in case which has shocked France's art world.
Yassine Abaaoud, whose brother was killed by French police after the November 13th attacks, was jailed two years for non-denunciation and promotion of terrorism.
Appeal court orders Jean-Claude Mas, 76, must serve four-years in jail and pay a 75,000-euro fine amid ongoing legal action over defective implant sales.
Jacqueline Sauvage, aged 68, had been jailed for 10 years for shooting her husband who had abused her for decades.
An Amiens court gave eight strikers protesting plant closure nine months in prison for unlawful confinement of two managers in January 2014.
Salim Benghalem, who had ties to the Charlie Hebdo attackers, is thought to have been in Syria since 2013.
People blocked road, set fire to several cars and ransacked restaurant at train station in south-east France after inmates barred from funeral.
The father was given 30 years in jail for placing the boy in the machine and switching it on, the mother 12 years for aiding and abetting murder.
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.