Tapie-Lagarde affair: arbitration judge held for questioning

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Just days after IMF boss Christine Lagarde faced questioning over her role in the affair, the saga of the 403 million euro award made to colourful businessman Bernard Tapie has taken a new twist with the news that one of the arbitration judges who agreed the payout has been held for questioning. Tapie's lawyer is also being questioned in custody, as investigators probe allegations of a conflict of interest during the arbitration. Michel Deléan and Laurent Mauduit report on the latest developments.

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One of the three arbitration judges who oversaw the award of more than 400 million euros to controversial tycoon Bernard Tapie has been held for questioning over the affair, according to information received by Mediapart. Pierre Estoup, 86, a former president of the court of appeal at Versailles, was taken to the offices of the fraud squad in rue du Château des Rentiers in Paris on Monday morning.