Keyword: diplomatic passports

Macron's former security aide to stand trial for 'forgery' over passports

Alexandre Benalla, who is now facing five investigations, faces charges of forgery, concealment and “unlawful public use of documents justifying a professional status”.

Former Macron aide Benalla taken into custody

Alexandre Benalla, the disgraced former security aide to President Emmanuel Macron who last year was placed under investigation for assault and impersonating a police officer after video emerged of him beating people on the sidelines of May Day marches in Paris, was taken into police custody on Thursday for questioning over his alleged illegal obtention and use of diplomatic passports since leaving the Élysée Palace last August.