One deals with the campaign accounts for the 2017 presidential election and the other with the conditions of employment of the parliamentary assistants of the LFI MEPs.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Insolute France (LFI) have not finished justice. Nearly a month after the treacherous searches of October 16, including conducted at the headquarters of the left party and the home of its leader, the Paris prosecutor announced Friday, November 9, by way of press release, the opening of two separate judicial information against X. One relates to the campaign accounts of Mr. Mélenchon for the 2017 presidential election and the other, the conditions of employment of parliamentary assistants of MEPs LFI.
The judicial information on the financing of the presidential campaign – which saw Mr. Mélenchon finish in fourth position – is open for leaders of"Scam and attempted scam", "Breach of trust and concealment of breach of trust", "laundering and improper performance by a candidate of his campaign account". The Parliamentary Assistant Survey deals with suspicions of fictitious jobs financed from European funds and "Misappropriation and concealment of misappropriation of public funds", and "Bleaching" of this crime.
Henceforth, exit the preliminary investigations, led by the prosecution. The investigations targeting Mr. Mélenchon and his political movement will continue under the aegis of examining magistrates – at the rate of three magistrates for each of the two investigations. The public prosecutor explains that he took his decision "Elements already assembled" investigators of the Central Office for Combating Financial and Tax Crimes (OCLCIFF), and the fact that "The complexity of the investigations that still need to be carried out".
"We are coming out of the clutches of arbitrariness"
In total, the searches of October 16, "Authorized by the judge of liberty and detention" recalls the prosecutor's office, have targeted fifteen distinct sites and twenty-one …