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Former French minister Dati under investigation over Renault-Nissan fees

Christian Fernsby |
Former French justice minister Rachida Dati has been placed under formal investigation in France in a probe of the consulting fees she once received from the Renault-Nissan auto alliance, French media reported on Tuesday.

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Franceinfo radio and the Canard Enchaine newspaper reported that Dati, who ran as a candidate in Paris’ municipal elections in 2020, would be formally investigated for possible offences including passive corruption.

The deepening investigation comes as French prosecutors pursue several allegations of financial misconduct against the Renault-Nissan alliance’s architect and former chairman Carlos Ghosn, who fled to Lebanon from Japan in late 2019.


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