Macron faces possible legal woes over consultants
Friday, November 25, 2022       01:49 WIB

Paris, Nov 24, 2022 (AFP)
French President Emmanuel Macron faces possible legal problems after prosecutors announced Thursday they were investigating the use of management consulting firms during national elections in 2017 and 2022.
Although a statement from the National Financial Prosecutors' Office did not name Macron's campaign specifically, his election team is thought to be the main target of two separate probes.
The use of consultants came under the spotlight in March following an investigation by the French Senate, which concluded that public spending on them had more than doubled from 2018-2021 during Macron's first term.
Total outlays reached more than a billion euros ($1.1 billion) last year, a figure frequently cited by Macron's opponents during his successful bid for a second term this April.
The investigative news website Mediapart has reported that consultants from the US-based McKinsey group worked for free on Macron's campaign in 2017.
His office said "it was up the justice system to complete these investigations in full independence."
The prosecutors' office said that two probes had been underway since October into the use of consultants during the 2017 and 2022 elections.
They would look into charges relating to possible false election campaign accounting and underestimating campaign spending, as well as possible favouritism and conspiracy in favouritism.
France has strict rules on campaign financing that place limits on what a candidate is allowed to use.
For the 2022 presidential election, each candidate had a maximum of 16.8 million euros for the first round and 22.5 million euros for the second.
Several French politicians have been convicted over the years for overspending or attempting to disguise campaign spending, including late former president Jacques Chirac.
Fellow rightwing ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy received a one-year prison sentence in September last year for illegal financing of his 2012 re-election bid.
Judges concluded that Sarkozy had spent nearly twice the legal limit on his failed bid for a second term.
He has appealed.

Sumber : AFP

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