Le Pen will face trial investigators because of the scandal on employment in the EP
Judicial investigators suspect “NetFront” that he allegedly orchestrated a scheme to pay wages to its employees in France at the expense of funds of the European Union.
PARIS, June 22. /TASS/. The leader of “National front” marine Le Pen will appear before the French judicial investigators in connection with the alleged sham employment of the employees of the party in the European Parliament (EP). This information to the Agency France-Presse confirmed on Thursday the Le Pen.
Thus, according to the Agency, a National Assembly Deputy from the National front, Louis alio, who was also summoned by investigators to testify, refused to do so.
French judicial investigators suspect “NetFront” that he allegedly orchestrated a scheme to pay wages to its employees in France at the expense of funds of the European Union. Two former assistants of deputies of the “National front”, which are part of the EP, within the framework of this investigation have already been charged with misappropriation of property entrusted to them.
In March, investigators tried repeatedly to interview Le Pen, but each time she refused, citing his decision by the presence of parliamentary immunity. The leader “natsfronta” said will answer the questions of investigators only after the presidential election campaign.
On 14 April the French investigating authorities sent to the European Parliament inquiry on the deprivation of Le Pen and MP from her party, Marie-Christine Boutonne parliamentary immunity. According to AFP,
the potential harm suffered by the EP in the alleged sham employment of employees of the “National front” in the period from 2012 to 2017, amounted to about 1.9 million euros.
In the second round of elections to the National Assembly, which was held on 18 June, marine Le Pen first came into the lower house of the French Parliament.