IMF boss Christine Lagarde quizzed by detectives in France over £270million corruption case involving French businessman

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International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde was today questioned by judges in Paris over a corruption scandal.

The Court of Justice of the Republic, a special tribunal qualified to judge the conduct of politicians, believe the 57-year-old may have abused her position as finance minister to help a controversial businessman.

Ms Lagarde is said to have allowed the equivalent of some £270million to be awarded to Bernard Tapie, a convicted football match-fixer and tax dodger who supported her governing UMP party.

It came on the day that the legal problems of Ms Lagarde’s former boss, ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, deepened.

dailymail.co.uk

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