Patrick Balkany during a photo session in his office at Hotel de Ville de Levallois-Perret (France) on April 20, 2012.
He is a founding member of the RPR, is now a member of the UMP. He was the Mayor of Levallois-Perret since 2001 and also from 1983 à 1995.
In September 2019, Balkany and his wife Isabelle were convicted of tax fraud. The Paris tribunal sentenced him to a 4 years jail sentence and ordered his immediate arrest. His wife, Isabelle, was condemned to a three-year sentence. In October 2019, he was condemned to five years imprisonment in the second instance and corruption charges were dropped.