French former minister Ferrand goes free

French former minister Ferrand goes free

World October 13, 2017 15:15

paris - The French court has stopped investigating former minister Richard Ferrand, who played a role in the election campaign of President Emmanuel Macron. Ferrand now heads the parliamentary party of the president's LREM party.

Ferrand left the government earlier this year after he became involved because of a real estate affair. He would, as a boss of an insurance bank in Brittany, have improperly favored his girlfriend by hiring office space. The politician denied all allegations.

The French court announced that no evidence has been found that Ferrand was actually wronged six years ago. In addition, any conflicts of interest may already be a problem. The affair around the minister was painful to Macron, who has just made a spearhead of policing.

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