Former French Prime Minister Faces Charges in Corruption Scandal
Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin was in police custody today after being arrested in connection with a corruption scandal.
The 58-year-old has been implicated in a fraud enquiry centered on the prestigious Relais & Chateaux (R&C) hotel and restaurant club.
Regis Bulot, 64, a former senior manager at R&C, spent seven months in prison this year while waiting trial over the alleged theft of 1 million pounds through over-charging for the club’s guidebooks, which are available all over Britain.
De Villepin is a close personal friend of Bulot. The close friends and their families have often holidayed together in R&C hotels all over the world.
Now transcripts of telephone conversations have emerged from late 2011 which are said to prove De Villepin tried to stop R&C’s new management from proceeding with court action against Bulot.
There are also suspicions that some of the money siphoned away from R&C may have been used to fund De Villepin’s political career.
Read full report at Church Scandal Report!