Keyword: gambling

French foreign minister's son faces forgery investigation

Thomas Fabius has also been named as a key witness in connection with alleged fraud and laundering the proceeds of tax fraud.

Saga of an ex-French minister and casino firm family shares

By Antton Rouget
Michèle Alliot-Marie at the National Assembly on March 30th, 2011. © Reuters Michèle Alliot-Marie at the National Assembly on March 30th, 2011. © Reuters

In 2011 Nicolas Sarkozy's then foreign minister Michèle Alliot-Marie was forced to quit after details emerged in the midst of the Arab Spring uprising of her ties with Tunisian leader Ben Ali. Now Mediapart can reveal details of a new affair involving the right-wing politician relating to when she was interior minister under the same administration. According to documents seen by Mediapart, during her time in office Alliot-Marie backed a series of measures favourable to the casino industry in France – at the same time as her family was buying shares in casino-owning companies. Antton Rouget reports.