Monday, January 2, 2012

Karachigate: The Political Connection

Investigators seem to be increasingly convinced that, as long rumored, the Karachigate kickbacks did indeed end up in the campaign coffers of Edouard Balladur:
Les juges Renaud Van Ruymbeke et Roger Le Loire, en charge du volet financier de l'affaire de Karachi, se rapprochent de plus en plus d'Edouard Balladur. Les soupçons sur un financement illicite de sa campagne présidentielle malheureuse de 1995, via des contrats d'armement et/ou les fonds secrets ne cessent de se renforcer. Ces dernières semaines, ils ont placé en garde à vue plusieurs des anciens responsables de sa campagne, chez qui les policiers ont également conduit des perquisitions.

UPDATE: Meanwhile, Mediapart puts Sarkozy at the scene of the crime.


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Anonymous said...

Shades of the prison house begin to close on our president...

Let's just hope that, desperate to be reelected, in part to escape the amnesty granted to presidents, he doesn't do something horribly foolhardy to be reelected!