Former French PM Dominique de Villepin received 'illegal' 100,000-euro payout


Officials now say the former diplomat was illegally granted the huge sum after returning to the foreign ministry for just one day.

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Dominique de Villepin, the former French prime minister, illegally benefited from an early retirement scheme for diplomats under which he walked away with nearly 100,000 euros for a day's work, official sources have told The Telegraph.