Stéphane Cantéro, a multi-talented general counsel

PORTRAIT – After having notably requested in 2015 the acquittal of Daniel Legrand, the last innocent of Outreau, the 52-year-old deputy general represents the public ministry in the Caouissin trial.

“He has a slightly iconoclastic side compared to the idea that one can have of a general counsel”, said of him Philippe Dary, who often practiced it, and appreciated it, when he chaired the assizes in the jurisdiction of Rennes with a masterful hand. “He’s a healthy guy, extremely benevolent, always smiling, a hard worker who wanted a job in Brittany because he and his wife had bought an old school near Rennes to refurbish it”adds Christophe Ingrain, a former classmate of the National School of the Judiciary (ENM), who became a lawyer.

The substitute general Stéphane Cantero, 52, represents the public ministry in the Caouissin trial with his energetic colleague Charlotte Gazzera, vice-prosecutor in Nantes. A tonic and effective duo. Grandson of a Spanish Republican refugee in Celtic lands, son of a craftsman-photographer and a shopkeeper, he met his wife Bénédicte in first class – “I did well to repeat”, he laughs. They have two daughters.


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