Throughout his police custody, in the premises of the Ajaccio gendarmerie on May 12, the lawyer continued to hammer him: he defended the members of the so-called “Petit Bar” clan – a gang Ajaccien criminal – like any of his clients. Of course, he knows them well. For a long time (2003). The number of legal proceedings for “narcotics”, assassinations, financial crimes that target them has allowed him to rub shoulders with them quite regularly. He is still today the lawyer of Jacques Santoni, considered the chief of the clan. But he never crossed the red line. The “consigliere”, a sort of lawyer/right arm of the godfather in the Italian mafias, is not him. “If the question is: ‘Does the alleged closeness, the friendly relationship that I had or that I have with them, lead me to transgress the law?’, the answer is no”, he argued during his custody hearings, which “the Obs” was able to consult.
Investigation of the Petit Bar: lawyer Pascal Garbarini in police custody in Ajaccio
The two Marseilles investigating judges Anaïs Trubuilt and Thomas Hirth, who are leading the investigations in this case started in 2018 targeting the criminal clan and its supporters, were not convinced by the explanations of the 58-year-old criminal lawyer, from island but practicing in Paris. According to our information, confirming that published by “Le Monde”, they decided after a day of interrogation on Tuesday June 14 to indict him for association with evil
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