Thursday, August 4, 2011

Case Against Lagarde Moves Forward

The Cour de Justice de la République has decided to open an investigation into the role of Christine Lagarde in awarding a large settlement to Bernard Tapie.

Yesterday, at the end of a post on another subject entirely, I offered an unjustified criticism of an article by Laurent Mauduit in Mediapart concerning the Tapie affair. M. Mauduit rightly questioned my comment, which I regret. I hereby apologize.

UPDATE: From the decision of the CJR (quoted by Mediapart):

« Il apparaît, comme en témoignent le nombre et les nuances des notes répétées faites à son attention, tant au moment de la décision de recourir à un tribunal arbitral qu'à celui où le Crédit lyonnais est écarté du débat sur le processus arbitral, qu'à celui où une récusation des arbitres proposés est envisagée, ou à celui où le CDR est appelé à connaître de la sentence arbitrale, et enfin à celui où un recours en annulation est envisagé, que madame la ministre de l'économie, des finances et de l'industrie a constamment exercé ses pouvoirs ministériels pour aboutir à la solution favorable à Bernard Tapie que l'assemblée plénière de la Cour de cassation paraissait pourtant avoir compromise.»

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery"....

J.Joyces

meshplate said...

In light of DSK, you might be forgiven for asking how the IMF could have decided to appoint her knowing this slowly approaching iceberg was approaching?

bernard said...

This is because France is the most powerful country in the world. What other country, I dare ask the question, has the power to name two IMF Managing Directors who have to answer judicial questions? No other country, that's who. Truly, when we get down to the facts, President Sarkozy is the most powerful man in the whole world. The rest are amateurs. And he's got the most beautiful First Lady.

meshplate said...

She had impunity when she was minister - sorry, make that immunity. She's out of luck now. Or are actions undertaken as a minister accorded impunity?

bernard said...

Nope.