spying allegations

Senior French civil servant faces probe over luxury goods firm LVMH 'spying' affair

France — Investigation

Pierre Lieutaud, a prefect, works in a senior role at the Ministry of the Interior and has a long background in French intelligence. Mediapart has discovered that this top-level public servant has been formally placed under investigation in the case involving alleged “spying” by the luxury goods group LVMH. Fabrice Arfi reports.

Paris prosecutor opens probe into Sarkozy aide spying allegations

France — Link

The probe follows media report that Claude Guéant used France's intelligenc services to spy on a conservative rival in 2012 general elections.