Bettencourt magistrate victim of 'judge hunt' for 'daring' to put Sarkozy under investigation

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The revelation quickly became headline news across the French media. Le Parisien newspaper revealed in its Thursday edition that the examining magistrate investigating the complex Bettencourt affair was perhaps guilty of a conflict of interest. The report said that Judge Jean-Michel Gentil had used a personal friend as one of the medical experts who pronounced on ageing L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt's mental health in June 2011.