He was part of the new generation of deputies from civil society elected in 2017 in the wake of Emmanuel Macron. Four years later, Mustapha Laabid could well be stripped of his mandate. The Minister of Justice Éric Dupond-Moretti has indeed referred to the Constitutional Council a request for forfeiture of the mandate of the LREM deputy of the 1st district of Ille-et-Vilaine, sentenced to three years of ineligibility for breach of trust. .
The referral, revealed by the daily Ouest-France, date of July 21, according to the website of the Constitutional Council, which does not specify when it will render its decision. Contacted by AFP, Mustapha Laabid did not follow up. The latter may however continue to sit in the hemicycle as long as the Constitutional Council has not pronounced the forfeiture of his mandate.
Races and trips paid for with public funds
In a judgment rendered on June 16, the Court of Cassation rejected an appeal by the deputy, making his conviction final. Mustapha was sentenced in November 2020 by the Rennes Court of Appeal to eight months suspended prison sentence, a 10,000 euros fine and three years of ineligibility. President of the Rennes association Intermède, which worked for the integration of young people into the labor market, this former entrepreneur, father of five children, was found guilty of having used 21,545 euros of funds from the association for personal purposes.
Mustapha Laabid was accused of having used the association’s bank card to pay for fast food restaurants, supermarket purchases, hotels in Paris and Marrakech for holidays with his family. His telephone costs were also paid by the association.