According to information from JDDof October 10, the mayor of Toulon (since 2001) Hubert Falco is accused of having benefited from the catering services of the departmental council from 2002 to 2018 even though he had left the institution in 2002.
This former minister and senator Les Républicains, now a member of the centrist party of Edouard Philippe, Horizons, and supports publicEmmanuel Macron, was taken into custody this week. An investigation is thus opened for this so-called “Falco fridge” affair, the elected official being suspected of having organized an embezzlement of public funds.
Hubert Falco was Minister Delegate for the Elderly under Jacques Chirac and then Secretary of State several times, including under the mandate of Nicolas Sarkozy. Last August, he had co-signed a platform with several local elected officials to salute the actions of President Emmanuel Macron.
At his side, the president of the Var department council, Marc Giraud, would also be involved in this scandal and would also have been placed in police custody, suspected, according to Point, “For letting Hubert Falco continue to use this right of way”.