French justice minister faces trial in conflict-of-interest case


French justice minister Éric Dupond-Moretti, 61, has been sent for trial by a special court dedicated to cases of wrongdoing by serving members of government over his opening of investigations into several anti-corruption magistrates with whom he had clashed as a lawyer.

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France’s justice minister was ordered on Monday to stand trial in a conflict-of-interest case, a first for a sitting justice minister and a potential embarrassment for President Emmanuel Macron, who rose to power on a promise to tighten ethical standards in French politics, reports The New York Times.