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After his acquittal, Éric Dupond-Moretti proclaims his "innocence" and intends to "turn the page"

2023-11-29T19:48:23.093Z

Highlights: Minister of Justice Éric Dupond-Moretti declared "not guilty" and acquitted. He intends to "turn the page", "even if this trial was something painful", and "resume the ordinary course of (his) work" His lawyer, Jacqueline Lafont, quickly welcomed the decision: "It's what we hoped for, it's what the law dictated" Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne proud that her minister could "continue to carry out his action within the government team, in the service of the French people"


Guest of the 20h of France 2 Wednesday evening, the Minister of Justice considered that it was "good not to have been forced to resign" in the face of the accusations that were sharp against him, while he "was innocent".


Éric Dupond-Moretti did not speak at the end of the hearing on Wednesday, he did so on Wednesday evening in a more formal way. Guest of the 20h of France 2, the Minister of Justice returned to the decision of the Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR) which declared him "not guilty" and acquitted. After being received this afternoon at the Élysée Palace, the minister intends to "turn the page", "even if this trial was something painful", and "resume the ordinary course of (his) work.

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Having thanked Emmanuel Macron, who has "always been respectful of (his) presumption of innocence", contrary to many press articles, Éric Dupond-Moretti indicated that he had never handed in his resignation. "I didn't do anything. I accepted for three years to be insulted, I never responded to preserve the ministerial function," thundered the tenant of the Place Vendôme. While the candidate En Marche! In 2017, he promised that any member of his government under investigation would have to step down, the Minister of Justice said that "it's good not to have been forced to resign because he is innocent tonight."

The minister will "continue to carry out her action"

The judges of the CJR, the vast majority of whom are parliamentarians, did not follow the prosecution's requests, which had asked for a one-year suspended prison sentence at the end of the trial two weeks ago. For his detractors, Éric Dupond-Moretti had indeed been guilty of illegal acquisition of interests by opening, as Minister of Justice, administrative investigations against four magistrates whom he had criticized when he was a lawyer. This triggered an unprecedented complaint from the magistrates' unions.

His lawyer, Jacqueline Lafont, quickly welcomed the decision: "It's what we hoped for, it's what the law dictated. It's obviously a satisfaction, a huge emotion (...). The Court of Justice of the Republic ruled that the Minister of Justice was innocent." While the Élysée Palace "did not want to comment on a court decision", according to BFMTV, Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne, for her part, was proud that her minister could "continue to carry out his action within the government team, in the service of the French people.

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Source: lefigaro

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