Swiss court rejects Delon's fake licence plate appeal

22nd July 2011, Comments 0 comments

Switzerland's top court confirmed Friday that it has thrown out an appeal by French veteran film star Alain Delon against a fine imposed on him for using a fake licence plate.

In a ruling seen by AFP, the Swiss Federal Tribunal said that while Delon did not contest that his car was affixed with a falsified licence plate, he argued there was no proof he had been the one who had put them on.

"We understand that the cantonal courts believe that Delon's declarations were not credible... For this reason, the tribunal rejects the appeal," it added in a ruling dated July 8.

Delon would therefore have to pay a fine of 1,500 Swiss francs (about 1,800 US dollars/1,250 euros) or face a 15-day jail sentence.

The French actor has been a Swiss citizen for 12 years and lives in Geneva.

© 2011 AFP

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