Ex-French justice minister Rachida Dati blames 'plot' for expenses revelations

State audit court rejects 190,000 euros of ministry's lavish expense claims, including for luxury gifts and clothing such as Hermès scarves.

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France's former Justice Minister Rachida Dati has hit out at "political plotters" in her own UMP party after it emerged auditors had rejected expenses claims of nearly 190,000 euros (£137,000) for items including luxury clothing, reports BBC News.