Keyword: François Pérol

Is the fight against corruption in France faltering?


In the last week four cases of alleged corruption, fraud, abuse of position or negligence involving prominent figures in French society have ended with no one being punished. In two cases the defendants were acquitted, in another no sentence was passed, while in the investigation concerning former government minister and current head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, the prosecution said the case should be dropped. Mediapart's legal affairs correspondent Michel Deléan considers whether the French justice system is giving way when faced with certain high-profile political and financial cases – and if so, why.

French bank chief cleared in conflict of interest case

Prosecutors had claimed a conflict of interest when François Perol became head of BPCE bank after being advisor to President Sarkozy.

Chairman of French bank to face trial for conflict of interest

Court to decide whether appointment of François Pérol as head of BPCE after being President Sarkozy's economic adviser breached rules.

Head of France's BPCE bank 'probed over conflict of interest'

Judicial investigation into 2009 appointment of Francois Perol, who was President Sarkozy's economics adviser, as chairman of merged bank.