Tahiti's Flosse convicted amid dispute with ex-wife

5:14 pm on 24 August 2018
Gaston Flosse

Gaston Flosse Photo: AFP

French Polynesia's former president Gaston Flosse has been given a six-month suspended prison sentence over a property dispute with his former wife Tonita Mao.

The criminal court convicted him of home invasion after he had refused a family court order to vacate the couple's home at Erima.

He was ordered to pay his ex-wife $US10,000 in damages.

The court also banned him from entering the residence.

The order is effective immediately and won't be invalidated even he lodges an appeal.

Flosse lost office four years ago after being convicted of corruption.

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