LREM deputy and adviser to Emmanuel Macron Thierry Solère, indicted on 13 counts, announced on Friday May 20 that he was renouncing to stand for legislative elections in the 9th district of Hauts-de-Seine while he had been invested by the majority.
“After ten years in Parliament, it is now time for me to continue this political engagement in a new form. I will do so by supporting the action of the President of the Republic and will naturally continue to accompany him politically, “he wrote in a tweet, on the day of the closing of the submission of candidacies in the prefecture.
“I will therefore not be a candidate in this legislative election and I give my full support to Emmanuel Pellerin, candidate of the presidential majority”, whom “I have known for many years” and who will be “up to the task of fulfilling this function”. , he added.
After ten years in Parliament, it is now time for me to pursue this political commitment in a new form. I will do this by supporting the action of the President of the Republic and will naturally continue to support him politically. (1/2)
A long-time member of the right, organizer in 2016 of the primary won by François Fillon, Thierry Solère then quickly melted into the macronie, until becoming a very close adviser to the head of state. But he is under judicial investigation opened in Nanterre in 2019, where he is indicted on 13 counts, including “tax fraud”, “fictitious employment” and “illicit financing of election expenses”.
At the end of March, his mother-in-law was indicted for “concealment of embezzlement of public funds”, suspected of having held a fictitious job in the National Assembly for fourteen months, between 2015 and 2016. The Deloitte firm, which employee Thierry Solère between 2011 and 2012 by paying him 20,000 euros in fees, is for “active influence peddling”.
The wife of Thierry Solère, who was his parliamentary collaborator between 2012 and 2017, was placed under the status of assisted witness, less incriminating than that of indicted. Contacted by Agence France-Presse, Thierry Solère then denounced the prosecution of a “judicial cavalry”, and his defense again requested in April the cancellation of the procedure. Request on which the Versailles Court of Appeal will rule on July 1.