Against the former Minister of Justice of France Rachida Dati An investigation has been launched on suspicion of “passive bribery” and “concealment of abuse of office”.
As the finance prosecutor said on Tuesday Paris Announced, it is about the advisory services of the former minister to the former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosny At a time when she was a member of the Parliament of the European Union.
The current mayor of Paris’s VII district was first questioned in November for 16 hours by investigative judges, who then treated him as a witness with legal counsel. Initially, he was spared from initiating investigation proceedings. Nine months later, Daati was called in for questioning again, which led to a preliminary investigation.
900,000 euro advisory fee
Since the summer of 2019, three investigative judges have been probing contracts that Renault-Nissan’s Dutch subsidiary, RNBV, concluded with Daati and French criminologist Alain Bauer, when Ghosn was still head of the group. According to information from investigators, Daati, who ruled out any irregularities, should have received a consultancy fee of 900,000 euros between 2010 and 2012. At that time she was also a member of the Parliament of the European Union.
Above all, the judges want to find out whether the proceeds are related to specific services or whether it was a favor deal aimed at concealing lobbying activities that MEPs are not allowed to do. during the term of the President Nicolas Sarkozy Was the Minister of Justice from 2007 to 2009.
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