The conductor and musicologist Jean-Christophe Keck has been given a nine-month suspended sentence and a 10,000 Euros fine for ‘abusing the weakness’ of a Swiss opera singer who left him part of her Euro 5m estate.
The singer, Eva Rehfuss, died in December 2008, aged 85.
A lawyer who looked after the old lady’s affairs was also convicted. Keck has given notice of appeal.
Keck, a producer and presenter for France Musique, is director of the complete edition of the works of Jacques Offenbach.