French opposition chief caught in party 'sting' scandal


Press report says UMP leader Jean-François Copé handed lucrative PR contract to former aides who systematically overcharged his party.

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French opposition leader Jean-François Copé has become embroiled in a scandal over a weekly news magazine's report that a communications agency founded by two of his former associates overcharged his party during its unsuccessful 2012 presidential election campaign, reports FRANCE 24.