Ex-Raffarin aide convicted for solicitingunder-age prostitute

6th September 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Sept 6 (AFP) - A Paris court on Monday convicted a former top aide to French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin on charges of soliciting an under-age prostitute and ordered him to pay a EUR 1,500 (USD 1,800) fine.

PARIS, Sept 6 (AFP) - A Paris court on Monday convicted a former top aide to French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin on charges of soliciting an under-age prostitute and ordered him to pay a EUR 1,500 (USD 1,800) fine.  

Lawyers for Dominique Ambiel, a 50-year-old former schoolteacher who had joined Raffarin's staff as a communications advisor two years ago, said after the hearing that their client would appeal the ruling.  

Ambiel, who is married with one daughter, was arrested in western Paris in April in the company of a 17-year-old Romanian prostitute. He denied the charges against him but resigned from Raffarin's staff once the scandal broke.  

The Paris court acquitted him on a separate charge of insulting a police officer.

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