Rachida Dati, a brand new minister scrutinized by justice | EUROtoday

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Rachida Dati, during Valérie Pecresse's campaign rally, at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center, in Paris, April 3, 2022.

In the historical past of the Ve Republic, Rachida Dati now shares one thing in widespread with Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres. Like the previous Minister for European Affairs of Jacques Chirac, appointed to the federal government in May 2002 when he had been indicted since 1998 for “money laundering and “violation of the law on the financing of political parties” , the brand new Minister of Culture makes a sensational entrance, Thursday January 11, Rue de Valois, whereas she is indicted by the courts and below the specter of a trial earlier than the felony court docket.

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Since July 2021, the mayor (Les Républicains) of sevene district of Paris is indicted for “passive corruption”, “passive influence peddling” and “concealment of abuse of power” within the context of the so-called Carlos Ghosn affair, named after the previous CEO of Renault -Nissan, on the run in Lebanon and himself focused by two worldwide arrest warrants issued by French justice.

At the center of this judicial info opened by the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF): the 900,000 euros excluding tax in charges acquired, from 2010 to 2012, by Mme Dati of Renault-Nissan BV (RNBV), the Dutch subsidiary of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, to help Mr. Ghosn in “ determining the conduct of the international expansion policy » of the group, “particularly in the countries of the Middle East and the Maghreb”. The investigating judges sought to confirm whether or not this sum corresponded to work truly carried out by Ms.me Dati, then a lawyer and Member of the European Parliament, or a lobbying exercise, though prohibited to elected representatives of the European Parliament.

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“They follow through with their idea”

The timetable for this felony process might collide with the set up of Mme Dati on the Ministry of Culture. Indeed, the PNF confirms World that “the investigations are closed” and that his ultimate indictment is ” on going redaction ” and will likely be returned “in the first quarter of 2024, appeals being pending before the investigating chamber”.

“This Renault process is public data and Mme Dati arrives on the authorities with full data of the manager, consider the attorneys of the brand new minister, Mare Olivier Pardo and Olivier Baratelli. The alleged information are prescribed and the talk considerations whether or not the actions and remuneration of Mme Dati have been hid from Renault, which might push again the limitation date. We contemplate that there was no concealment from Renault and that it’s apparent that Mr.me Dati labored as a lawyer for the group. Certificates reveal the truth of his work. »

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