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Some of his former colleagues gave him always the “leader” and continued to supply him with confidential information, in spite of his conversion in the private sector.
Monday, 26 September, Bernard Squarcini, former head of the Direction centrale du renseignement intérieur (DCRI, today ISB), has been placed in police custody in the premises of the general Inspectorate of the national police (IGPN) in the framework of a criminal investigation, in particular to ” violation of the secrecy of the instruction “, ” obstruction investigations “, ” compromise “, “violation of professional secrecy” and ” traffic of influence “. His custody continued on Tuesday afternoon.
Nicknamed the ” sharks “, the ex-policeman had founded in 2013 a company of his own economic intelligence, named Kyrnos, after having been rejected from the direction of the DCRI in the aftermath of the victory of François Hollande in the presidential election, because of its proximity to be able to sarkozyste. Among its main clients : the luxury group LVMH, for which he is officially charged to help in the fight against counterfeiting.
The investigators of the IGPN seek to determine the extent to which Mr. Squarcini has used his many contacts in the police to serve the private interests of the firms with which he was in agreement.
in Early April, searches were conducted at his home and in the paris offices of his company Kyrnos. The police officers of the Office for the fight against corruption (the OCLCIFF) were left with his iPad…