Patrick Balkany leaves court after being sentenced to five years in prison | AFP

Patrick Balkany, the former mayor of wealthy Paris suburb Levallois-Perret, leaves the Paris Court of Appeal after being sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated money laundering by tax fraud. His wife Isabelle Balkany, who was absent from the hearing, was sentenced to four years in prison for her role in the affair. IMAGES

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Money laundering: Patrick Balkany arrives at Paris’s Court of Appeal | AFP

Patrick Balkany arrives at the Paris Court of Appeal, which is due to sentence the former mayor of Levallois-Perret, a wealthy Paris suburb, for aggravated money laundering. At first instance, the court had sentenced Patrick Balkany to five years in prison. IMAGES

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Balkany appeal trial: Isabelle Balkany’s arrival in court | AFP

French politician Isabelle Balkany arrives back in court for the last day of her and her husband’s appeal trial against their tax fraud conviction. Her husband Patrick, the longtime mayor of Levallois-Perret and a veteran player in right-wing politics, was jailed for money laundering but is currently in hospital. They were both initally sentenced to three years and four years in prison. (REPLACES VIDI1N57XS_EN) IMAGES

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French power couple in court to appeal tax fraud conviction | AFP

French politician Isabelle Balkany arrives in court for the start of her and her husband’s appeal trial for tax fraud. Her husband Patrick, the longtime mayor of Levallois-Perret and a veteran player in right-wing politics, is in prison for money laundering. IMAGES

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