Antonio Ferrara acquitted on appeal for the robbery of a post in 1999
Reproduction of a photo of Antonio Ferrara after his arrest on 10 July 2003 in Paris.
Antonio Ferrara was acquitted Wednesday on appeal by the Assize Court of Paris "benefit of the doubt" to the robbery of a post office in Joinville-le-Pont (Val-de-Marne) in July 1999. In contrast, the co-accused of the "King of the beautiful," Issa Traoré, was convicted and sentenced to eight years in prison.
The public prosecutor had called Tuesday between ten and twelve years of imprisonment against the "King of the beautiful" for this robbery. The Advocate General, Jean-Paul Content, had requested further eight years in prison against Issa Traoré, which itself is not suspected of having participated in the shooting that had ensued with criminals during ' a chase.
"The facts are old, the survey is flawed and can not say that the file is well put together," Jean-Paul recognized Content an hour earlier starting in his indictment. But has he found the phone and "the presence of nuclear DNA Antonio Ferrara on a motorcycle glove found in the vehicle the driver hostage" are elements that, "added, are a beam strong enough evidence "to hold the guilt of robber.