Maudet appeals conviction

Pierre Maudet - photo by Niels Ackermann

Former Geneva politician, Pierre Maudet, will be back in court today appealing his conviction for illegally accepting gifts from a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family.

Earlier this year he was given a suspended fine for accepting hospitality around the 2015 Formula 1 race which included a flight in a private jet. 

The conviction has all but ended Maudet’s political career – he was once tipped as a possible Federal Councillor. 

His lawyers say they will be seeking a full acquittal.  

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