the High Authority for transparency in public life (HATVP) announced Monday, July 11 have gone to court because of a ” serious doubt “ on Sen. asset declarations Republicans (LR) Henri de Raincourt. The latter was Minister of Relations with Parliament and the cooperation from 2009 to 2012, under the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy.
“In view of the different elements which it has knowledge” , the HATVP considered that there “serious doubt as to the completeness, accuracy and truthfulness of his statements, due to the omission of a substantial part of the income received by M . Raincourt, especially at the time of his ministerial duties. “
the High Authority in a statement that it ” sent the entire file “ to the public prosecutor of Paris. The prosecutor can now decide whether to open a criminal investigation, as it has done for other cases including parliamentarians reported.
4000 euros per month
on May 23, a search was conducted in the Senate investigation on suspicion of embezzlement of public funds for the benefit of senators LR.
the survey also focused on the funds received by Senator Henry Raincourt, including when he was minister. He had admitted to have collected 4000 euros per month paid from an account in the name of his political group and had evoked “aid and support for parliamentary activity” , explaining that the money received when was minister were consistent with previous activity
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in May 2014, the UMP, become since Republicans had denied “formally misappropriation of public funds”