Keyword: fine

Paris court orders UBS bank to pay 4.5bn euros in tax fraud case

A Paris court has ordered Swiss bank UBS to pay a record fine of 3.7 billion euros and another 800 million euros in compensation to the French government after it was found guilty of laundering money for its wealthy clients in France in order for them to evade due tax payments.

PSG fined for ethnic profiling of young recruits

Qatari-owned football club Paris-Saint Germain has been fined 100,000 euros by the French Professional Football League (LFP) following Mediapart's revelations of its practice of demanding talent scouts to report on the ethnic origins of potential young recruits.

Google fined 50m euros by French data privacy watchdog

France's data privacy watchdog, the CNIL, on Monday announced it has brought a 50-million-euro fin against US technology and internet search engine giant Google for breaching the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation.

Paris court fines oil giant Total in Iran bribery case

French oil and gas giant Total has been handed a 500,000-euro fine after it was found guilty of bribing officials in Iran to gain access to a gas field in the country in a deal dating back to 1997.

France files complaint against Amazon for 'abusing dominant position'

The French economy ministry has filed action in a Paris commercial court demanding a 10-million-euro fine against internet retail giant Amazon which it accuses of using its dominant position to impose allegedly unfair contracts with vendors using the platform.

Nadal wins case against ex-French sports minister over 'doping' claim

Former conservative French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot, who has become a television talk show personality in France since leaving office, has been ordered by a Paris court to pay 10,000 euros in damages to Spanish tennisman Rafael Nadal, and was handed a suspended fine of 500 euros, after it found her public claim that he used doping drugs was unfounded.

France fines Facebook 150,000 euros for user privacy breaches

The social media giant was found by France's data protection watchdog, the CNIL, to have illegally allowed information on its users to be passed on to advertisers and of tracking web browsing without sufficient warning.

French court fines easyJet for turning back disabled passenger

Satff of the British low-cost carrier cited security problems when they prevented wheelchair-bound Joseph Etcheveste, 55, from boarding a flight in Biarritz in south-west France in 2010.

French Muslim woman 'fined for wearing scarf' on beach in Cannes

The woman, 34, told French media she was fined by police for dressing in hijab, leggings and tunic and suffered verbal abuse from some beachgoers.

Paris court fines Uber 800,000 euros for running illegal service

The UberPop service, which no longer operates in France, connected clients via a smartphone app with non-professional drivers using their own cars.

Front National party founder fined over gas chambers comments

Jean-Marie Le Pen, 87, was convicted of contesting crimes against humanity with remark that WWII extermination gas chambers were "a detail" of history.

France fines Google over 'right to be forgotten'

French authority fines search engine giant 100,000 euros for not scrubbing web search results enough after European privacy ruling.

Suspended two-year jail term for Sarkozy interior minister Claude Guéant

The long-time chief of staff to former president was also barred from public office for pocketing more than 200,000 euros from police funds.

Former president Sarkozy named witness in election campaign fine probe

Sarkozy declared to be 'témoin assisté' in case, half-way between standard witness and being placed under formal investigation.

Sarkozy questioned over 2012 campaign fine

Investigation centres on claims UMP party should not have paid Sarkozy's fine after former president's 2012 campaign broke election spending limits.