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The secretary general of the Élysée suspected of having "participated" in decisions on the shipowner MSC, linked to his family

2022-11-29T13:51:39.436Z

Indicted last September for "illegal taking of interests", Alexis Kohler was heard by the courts, as indicated by the first elements of his interrogation revealed by AFP.



The elements of the file are clarified.

Indicted for "illegal taking of interest" in the MSC affair last September, the secretary general of the Elysée, Alexis Kohler, was heard by the courts.

According to the first elements of his interrogation revealed by AFP, the right arm of the President of the Republic is suspected of having "

participated

" as a senior official, between 2009 and 2016, in decisions relating to the Italian shipowner Swiss, related to his family.

The investigating magistrates would criticize him in particular for having "

persisted

", between 2012 and 2016 in Bercy in the cabinets of Pierre Moscovici then Emmanuel Macron, "

to issue opinions or give strategic orientations

" on files "

involving the MSC group

".

Finally, the interested party would have disputed any “

conflict of interest

”.

Maintained in his post by Emmanuel Macron - a "

completely legitimate

" choice as soon as he retains "

all (his) confidence

" in his number two -, Alexis Kohler has received public support from Emmanuel Macron three times. Macron.

A man who, for several years, has spent his nights and his days serving the State with a devotion to which I can testify

”, thus praised the President of the Republic last October, during a press conference on the sidelines. a trip to Prague (Czech Republic).

Source: lefigaro

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