In a justly famous work, the dean Carbonnier ridiculed the “panjurists”, whom he described as those
“who think, if not that everything is right, at least that the right has vocation to be everywhere”
The new “Fillon affair”, as it is reported to us today by the press, illustrates this curious slope of “panjurisme”, which one will be careful not to confuse with the rule of law.
Sources close to the investigation would reveal that the former presidential candidate has been the subject, since 2017, of a preliminary investigation by the National Financial Prosecutor's Office (PNF) for "embezzlement of public funds".
The fault of François Fillon would have been to recruit the writer Maël Renouard as parliamentary assistant so that he participates in the writing of his book
, published by Albin Michel in 2015. Without knowledge of the criminal file, it is difficult to get a clear idea of the facts that would justify the investigation entrusted to the PNF since 2017, but it is nonetheless certain that it bears
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