A judicial investigation targeting the Keeper of the Seals Eric Dupond-Moretti for suspicion of “illegal taking of interests” was opened at the Court of Justice of the Republic, announced to AFP the general prosecutor’s office near the Court of Cassation.
Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti is the target of complaints from the Anticor association and three magistrates’ unions who accuse him of conflicts of interest linked to his former activities as a lawyer. A judicial investigation was opened against him at the Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR) on January 13, for suspicion of “illegal taking of interests”.
This includes the administrative investigation ordered by Eric Dupond-Moretti against three magistrates of the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) who had participated in a preliminary investigation aimed at identifying the mole who allegedly informed former President Nicolas Sarkozy and his lawyer Thierry Herzog that ‘they were bugged.
During these investigations, the PNF had examined detailed telephone invoices of several lawyers, including that of the future minister, who had filed a complaint before withdrawing it.
Following the complaints before the CJR, the complaints commission approved the request of the Attorney General at the Court of Cassation François Molins to seize the investigating commission of this same CJR, a controversial court and the only one empowered to judge the members of the government for actions carried out in the exercise of their functions.
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