Prosecutor Comes After Marine Le Pen With Presidential Campaign Finances Allegation

Prosecutor Comes After Marine Le Pen With Presidential Campaign Finances Allegation


French populist leader Marine Le Pen is facing an investigation into alleged campaign finance violations in relation to her 2022 presidential run against Emmanuel Macron.

Fresh off her anti-mass migration National Rally (RN) party’s best-ever performance in a legislative election, winning 143 seats in the National Assembly — the best ever for the party — it has been revealed that the Paris prosecutor’s office has opened a judicial investigation into alleged illegal financing of Marine Le Pen’s 2022 presidential campaign.

The investigation, which was opened on July 2nd — just two days after her party won the first round of the snap legislative elections — will probe alleged fraud, forgery, and a potentially illegally accepted loan, broadcaster BFMTV reports.

Responding to the report

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