Keyword: Clearstream

One of France's top criminal lawyers 'commits suicide'


Olivier Metzner had one of the most glittering legal careers in France, and was involved in famous cases such as Clearstream and the ongoing Bettencourt saga. But the man from a modest farming family is dead. His body was discovered floating off the private island he owned off Brittany and an apparent suicide note was in his pocket. Mediapart's legal affair specialist Michel Deléan pays tribute to this hard-working loner who in his rare leisure time enjoyed cigars, sailing and opera.


French ex-PM Dominique de Villepin cleared of smear campaign

French appeal court upholds acquittal of former French PM on charges of slandering Nicolas Sarkozy in Clearstream scandal.