A New Caledonian government minister, Anthony Lecren, has been given a suspended six-month jail sentence for assaulting his former partner last September.
He has also been fined $US 450 for insulting a top police officer who had been called to the woman's house where Lecren had arrived and ended up in a fight with her.
The week before Lecren had been given a suspended two-month prison sentence for drink driving.
In January, the woman was singing in a bar with Lecren, saying she had retracted her complaint as they had a violent relationship.
The defence lawyer had pleaded for clemency, saying it was a love affair that turned out badly.