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Colonial Cases

Destailleur, 1911

[embezzlement]

Destailleur

French Consular Court, Uida
1911
Source: The Times, 22 December 1911

 

THE UJDA AFFAIR.

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THE CASE OF M. DESTAILLEUR.

The Court-martial has of its own initiative requested, on the ground of its incompetence in the matter, to be relieved of the whole case against MM. Destailleur and Lorgeau and the rest of the inculpated French and native officials.  The acting High Commissioner, General Alix, chief of the military judicial authorities, had declared accordingly and has handed over all the documents in the case to the civil authorities, which will initiate fresh proceedings. 

Similarly, the proceedings which had been simultaneously opened by the Consular Court and by the military judicial authorities against the murderers of a Customs officer at El heimer have been transferred to the civil authorities.

 

Source: The Times, 26 December 1911

THE UJDA AFFAIR.

Questions about the change of jurisdiction.

 

Source: The Times, 28 December 1911

THE UJDA SCANDAL.

FINDING OF THE CONSULAR COURT.

PARIS, DEC. 27.

The Consular Court held at Ujda to inquire into the charges of embezzlement in connexion with the sale of Government land bought by General Toutee, the French High Commissioner for the district, against a number of French Consular officials there has acquitted M. Destailleur, the Civil Administrator of Ujda, M. Lorgeau, French Vice-Consul, Ben Nacer, and the interpreter Martinot.

The Court decided that it has no jurisdiction in the case of M. Pandori, the chief of the Customs at Ujda, who will be sent for trial to the Assize Court at Aix.

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