French prosecutors drop corruption case against Macron ally

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Prosecutors in the north-west town of Brest have wound down their investigation into former Socialist Party member Richard Ferrand, a key figure behind Emmanuel Macron's succesful bid for the French presidency, who was forced to stand down from government in June after the probe was opened into allegations he used his position as head of a local public health trust to hand his partner a lucrative property deal.  

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French prosecutors said Friday that they had dropped a case against one of Emmanuel Macron's closest political allies who stepped down from the president's first government in June under a cloud of suspicion, reports Digital Journal.