French judges send IMF chief Lagarde for trial

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde is to be tried by France’s Court of Justice of the Republic on the charge of “negligence by a person in position of public authority” over her role, as French finance minister, in the awarding of more than 400 million euros of public funds to French tycoon Bernard Tapie in 2008, Mediapart has learned.