Prosecutor to open investigation into French justice minister


Weeks before his appointment, Éric Dupond-Moretti alleged prosecutors at the financial crimes unit (PNF) had abused their powers by accessing his phone records, and those of other lawyers, as part of an investigation into alleged corruption by former President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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A judicial investigation will be opened into an alleged conflict of interest on the part of justice minister Éric Dupond-Moretti, the prosecutor attached to France’s highest civil court said on Friday, reports Reuters.