Theo Luhaka, the young man injured during an arrest in 2017 in Aulnay-sous-Bois (Seine-Saint-Denis), and his two brothers, were sentenced on Thursday April 7 by thee court for fraud, for having diverted subsidies from fictitious assisted contracts.
The three men, absent when the judgment was read, were found guilty, with two accomplices, for the use, between 2014 and 2018, of hundreds of thousands of euros in public aid paid to associations for hiring. of “future jobs”, a flagship plan of the Hollande five-year term for the integration of disadvantaged young people.
“In the end, it’s a lot of money, almost a million euros. A million euros that should have ended up in the pockets of young people in difficulty, as wages”, commented the court in rendering its decision. Two other defendants were released.
Mickaël Luhaka, 38, Théo’s older brother, was sentenced to four years in prison, two of which were suspended, as well as a ban on managing for ten years. His prison sentence will be arranged under surveillance under an electronic bracelet. He presents himself as an entrepreneur, was prosecuted for having set up legal structures, officiating on paper in football or street mediation, in order to receive subsidies for fake subsidized jobs. In reality, employees did not exist or only worked part-time.
Theo Luhaka, less involved, was given a suspended sentence of twelve months in prison and a five-year ban on managing. The 27-year-old had received tens of thousands of euros in his bank account from subsidized associations. At the trial in mid-February, he maintained the vagueness of his exact role, arguing the lack of “memories”. The third brother, Grégory, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison, including a year and a half suspended.