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    Default "IMF head Lagarde's flat searched in Bernard Tapie probe!" - BBC

    French police have searched the Paris apartment of IMF chief Christine Lagarde, as they investigate her role in awarding financial compensation to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008.
    Mr Tapie was a supporter of ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy.


    BBC News - IMF head Lagarde's flat searched in Bernard Tapie probe

    Lagarde referred Mr Tapie long-running's dispute with bank Credit Lyonnais to a 3rd Party for arbitration.

    The arbitration took place in 2007 after the case was initiated back in 1993.

    The arbitrators awarded him 400m euros & critics claimed that Lagarde abused her authority

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapie

    What is going on in Big Finance?

    As Mr T was a big supporter of Nicholas Sarkozy - could this cause anti-Sarko ripples within the UMP?

    Could it also boost Hollande &/or Marine Le Pen?

    Will Sarko now pull out of the running?
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    It is certainly turning out to be one hell of a soap opera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aindriu View Post
    It is certainly turning out to be one hell of a soap opera.
    Tolstoy for TV.
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    She is following in the footsteps of the other great statesman from the IMF named DSK..... Oh wait
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonsai Experiment View Post
    IMF = rotten corrupt mafia.
    This has nothing to do with the IMF. She wasn't in the IMF when these events referred to in the OP took place.

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    She's there now & the Cyps won't like to hear this News...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonsai Experiment View Post
    IMF = rotten corrupt mafia.
    In which language?

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    Why the hell was this moved and by who?

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    Tapie's famously bent as a 3 Franc note (see his Marseille antics). This seems to be following the typical French Corruption run, president gets in amidst allegations of naughtiness, stays in for year, then when he goes the new (opposing) president relaunches the investigation.

    It's fully warranted here though. LaGarde's intervention back in 07 was pretty hard to buy. I'm not sure what documented evidence people think are going to be kept however.
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