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2/22/17

France: Le Pen's chief of staff under formal investigation - by Catherine Hardy

Controversial Marine Le Pen with fellow nationalist right-winger
The chief-of-staff of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been put under formal investigation as part of an inquiry into the alleged misuse of EU funds to pay parliamentary assistants.

udicial sources say Catherine Griset had been questioned along with Le Pen’s bodyguard, Thierry Legier, who was later released.

It comes after police searched the FN party headquarters in western Paris on Monday.

The case has landed the Front National leader in the spotlight.

Read more: Le Pen's chief of staff under formal investigation | Euronews

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