How French ex-PM Villepin received nearly 500,000 euros 'from Libyan funds'

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Former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin is facing questions after investigators discovered that nearly half a million euros were paid into his bank account from money that originated in a Libyan state fund. Mediapart can reveal that a payment of 489,143 euros was transferred to Villepin by middleman Alexandre Djouhri in 2009, with the money originally coming from the Libyan African Investment Portfolio (LAP), one of the main investment arms of the Muammar Gaddafi regime.