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IMF chief avoids charges
in French payout scandal

Agence France-Presse, by Etienne Fontaine

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 5/25/2013 11:54:38 AM

IMF chief Christine Lagarde avoided immediate charges but was named an "assisted witness" after French prosecutors grilled her for two days over a state payout to a disgraced tycoon when she was finance minister. Lagarde was questioned for a total of 24 hours by prosecutors working for a court that probes cases of ministerial misconduct over her 2007 handling of a row that resulted in 400 million euros ($515 million) being paid to controversial business figure Bernard Tapie. "My status as assisted witness is not a surprise," she told reporters as she left the Paris courthouse late on Friday.
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Reply 1 - Posted by: antidem, 5/25/2013 1:00:27 PM     (No. 9345165)

She learned so much when she was in Chicago...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Skyliner, 5/25/2013 1:50:11 PM     (No. 9345212)

Another corrupt Eurocrat. She and DSK (her predecessor in office, rapist of maids [like algore] young girl abuser) must go to the same freaky sex parties.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 5/25/2013 4:54:03 PM     (No. 9345360)

As the USA is the backbone of the IMF, she should not have been appointed to the job in the first place. Should have been an American appointed. Our crooks are as good as the French crooks.

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