Against the former French Minister of Justice Rashida Dati A preliminary investigation has been launched into suspected “passive bribery” and “concealing abuse of office”.
As the financial prosecutor said on Tuesday in Paris I announce, it is related to the advisory services of the former minister of the former Renault-Nissan president Carlos Ghosn At the time she was a member of the European Parliament.
The current mayor of the 7th arrondissement of Paris was first questioned for 16 hours in November by investigative judges, who then treated her as a witness with legal counsel. Initially, she was excused from starting the investigation. Nine months later, Dati was summoned again for questioning, which led to the initiation of a preliminary investigation.
Consultant fees: 900 thousand euros
Since the summer of 2019, three investigative judges have been investigating the contracts that Renault-Nissan’s Dutch subsidiary, RNBV, made with Dati and French criminologist Alain Bauer when Ghosn was still chairman of the group. According to information from investigators, Dati, which rejects any wrongdoing, is said to have received an advisory fee of 900,000 euros between 2010 and 2012. At that time it was also a member of the European Union Parliament.
Above all, the judges want to know if the income is linked to certain services or whether it is a preferential deal with the aim of concealing lobbying activities that MEPs are not allowed to carry out. During the term of the president Nicolas Sarkozy He was Minister of Justice from 2007 to 2009.