The management of the polyclinic of Saint-Jean-de-Luz (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) has filed a complaint against its former director, reports France Bleu Pays basque on Monday. Nicole Ithurria is indeed suspected of financial embezzlement within the establishment that she directed from 1994 to last June. Even before the filing of a complaint, the Bayonne public prosecutor’s office had taken up the case and had entrusted an investigation to the financial brigade of the judicial police.
“Following the internal investigations carried out during this summer on its accounts, the Polyclinic Côte Basque Sud confirms having lodged a complaint with the public prosecutor of Bayonne against its former director”, indicates the health structure in a press release. posted on Facebook. Asked by our colleagues from South West, the new director does not wish to comment further or confirm the estimated amount of damage. This could exceed 1.3 million euros, estimates the regional daily.
The deputy mayor forced to resign
After the revelations of possible embezzlement, Nicole Ithurria was forced to resign from her position as assistant in charge of finances in Saint-Jean-de-Luz at the end of August. The mayor of the city, Jean-François Irigoyen, said he was “surprised, shocked and disappointed” at such a situation at the microphone of France Bleu, while recalling the principle of presumption of innocence.