The young boss will be at the helm of the massive energy renovation works carried out between 2021 and 2023 in Côtes-d’Armor, Morbihan, Manche, Ile-et-Villain and Loire-Atlantique. Questions about the infirmities of his clients, who are very old, sometimes visually impaired, debilitated or even ill, he answers without hesitation. “If I had known this, I would not have signed the contract with them. » For those who did not have funds for the work, the company signed a credit agreement for thousands of euros. Many have been in debt for a long time.
The defendants also alleged that there was pressure on these seniors. “I was told that my house was dangerous,” we read in the testimony of a retired man who was believed to be in an electrical surge. “It’s terrible,” the president points out. This woman lost part of her family in a fire, you played on real fear! ” She says that she was forced to take out her 9,000 euro loan. The entrepreneur, for his part, calls her a liar. He vigorously defends himself, flirts with arrogance and sometimes gets confused in his explanations.
Among the complainants is a 71-year-old woman. This indebted retiree had to sell his house after contacting several of the same companies and being scammed. “You promised her thousands of euros in state aid that she never received,” confronts the president. The female customer pays 1,100 euros per month in credit.
“Price freedom is commerce!” »
The two men sold automatic fire extinguishers that can be found in stores for around a hundred euros, for more than 4,000 euros. 7,000 euros were invoiced for materials for which the company paid 700 euros. The former manager defends himself with a simple thought: “Price freedom is commerce, Madam President! ” “Finally, sir, there is also ethics,” she corrects. These are people who have a small pension and who do not even know how they can afford a nursing home! » There is nothing to move the defendant. “If they signed If they did, it’s because they wanted to. »
The trial will continue with the arguments of the civil parties’ lawyers, the prosecution’s submissions and the defense’s arguments. The court will then give its judgment or reserve its judgment.