During his trial for damage to an insurance agency, a Nivernais threatens to set it on fire

There are sixty registered letters to the insurer. And about twenty complaints filed with the prosecution. “I was beaten up ten times. I was not killed, but very handicapped. I paid life accident insurance for twenty years. Now I want compensation. »

This tirade pronounced, Wednesday, May 11, before the criminal court of Nevers, follows immediately on a precision of the president: “Attention, we are not here to judge your financial conflict with Groupama…” Obviously, the message did not pass .

Expertise by “a fake doctor”

Justice is actually seized of other facts: degradations committed on the Vauzelli agency of the company. The septuagenarian admits having put glue in the lock, having tagged the bay windows with yellow paint, having threatened to set fire to the premises and to spread fire extinguisher powder there (both at the same time, it is a bit of a contradiction, isn’t it?)

The defendant’s remarks at the hearing are just as disjointed. He is said to be suffering from ankylosing spondylitis. He describes the disease, but does not clarify the link which would exist with the alleged attacks. And he squarely accuses Groupama of having had him appraised by “a fake doctor”.

As for the sponsor of the “ten beatings”, it would be the daughter-in-law of a friend suffering from multiple sclerosis whom he took care of. Moreover, a municipal police officer, she would have turned against him then, with the complicity of gendarmes and civil servants, would have stifled all the procedures.

Nobody moves, the only solution I had was to provoke Groupama

His complaints were effectively dismissed. There is no element at the trial to explain it, since it is not the subject of the day. There is, however, the reading of his criminal record, which includes a conviction for abuse of weakness, including a ban on exercising the profession of personal assistance. Another version is emerging…

In counterpoint, the septuagenarian continues to develop his conspiracy theory: “Nobody moved, the only solution I had was to provoke Groupama. I want it to move forward, either you manage to get him to pay me my €50,000, or…”.

“You’re going to be disappointed,” interrupts the president. “I’m not here for that. The septuagenarian then launched, in a very calm tone: “Well… I’m going to set fire to Groupama”.

Six-month suspended sentence, “a warning sentence”

The public prosecutor is making educational efforts. She advises the defendant to take a lawyer and, if he does not have the means, to go to a house of law. She does not neglect the potential dangerousness of the character and has her inflammatory remarks recorded by the clerk.

The president pronounces “a warning sentence”: six months in prison suspended. “I hope you heard everything that was said to you,” he warns. “If there are new facts, it’s in front of me that it will pass… And I will not hesitate to revoke this reprieve. You understood ? »

Response from the septuagenarian: “Yes, yes… And how do I get reimbursed? “.

Bertrand Yvernault


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