Keyword: Bernard Tapie
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has been sent for trial in France for “negligence” when she was French finance minister in her management of an arbitration process that awarded French businessman Bernard Tapie with 404 million euros paid out of public funds, Mediapart can reveal. Earlier this month the Paris appeals court ordered Tapie to pay back the controversial 2008 payout. Michel Deléan and Laurent Mauduit report.
Magistrates rule he wrongly received the compensation sum for he had not been duped by state bankers when he sold sportswear firm Adidas in 1992.
The former owner of Adidas claims new evidence shows state-owned bank Crédit Lyonnais actively devalued his shares it was mandated to sell.
Six people, including Tapie, his lawyer and judge Pierre Estoup, are under investigation for organised fraud in the contested 2008 deal.
Lagarde now faces possible 'negligence' charge for her role in a payout of 400-million euros of public money to a business tycoon.
It is Lagarde's third appearance before judges probing her role as French finance minister in huge mediation payout to tycoon Bernard Tycoon.
Businessman Bernard Tapie dismisses investigation, which relates to up to 15 million euros in allegedly unpaid taxes, as 'intimidation measure'.
Probe into ex-president's role in Bettencourt affair is over but other cases threaten damage to his reputation as he mulls over poltical comeback.
As Tapie affair grows, Marine Le Pen, the far-right National Front leader, delights in denouncing a privileged ruling caste on left and right.
The controversial business figure faces corruption probe over a huge payout he received to settle a long-running legal battle with French state.
State-controlled body takes action to annul €403m award to colourful businessman Bernard Tapie over his dispute with bank Credit Lyonnais.
Head of Orange says IMF boss knew all the facts before approving arbitration that saw tycoon Bernard Tapie awarded a huge payout in 2008.
Bernard Tapie is being questioned over a 400-million-euro state payout he received in 2008 when Christine Lagarde was France's finance minister.
France Telecom board vote to keep Stéphane Richard as CEO after he was formally placed under investigation in Bernard Tapie payout probe.
Judges suspect Stéphane Richard of conspiracy to commit fraud over his role in a 403-million-euro award in 2008 to tycoon Bernard Tapie.