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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