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McKinsey case: Justice must investigate ‘completely independently’, Elysee Palace reacts

Power will not falter, this must be understood. Justice must investigate “totally independently,” the Élysée Palace reacted this Thursday, late in the day, following revelations earlier in the day by the National Fiscal Prosecutor’s Office of two judicial investigations into suspected illegal financing of Emmanuel Macron. victorious campaigns in 2017 and 2022, against the backdrop of relations between the Head of State and his entourage with the American consulting firm McKinsey.

The Presidium of the Republic has just announced that it “has taken note of the announcement by the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office of the initiation of two judicial investigations, in particular on the complaints of elected officials and associations.” “The courts should conduct these investigations independently,” Eliseysky added.

Complaints from elected officials and associations initially

The National Financial Attorney’s Office (NFP) clarified after the publication of our article that after “several reports and complaints from elected officials and individuals, a judicial investigation was launched on October 20, 2022, in particular by the heads of non-compliant campaign accounts and the reduction of accounting elements in pre-election records regarding the conditions for the intervention of consulting firms in the election campaigns of 2017 and 2022”.

The prosecutor also adds that “following several complaints from elected officials and associations,” another piece of information “was opened on October 21, 2022 from leaders of favoritism and favoritism cover-ups.”

To our knowledge, these new investigations follow investigations into the first proceeding launched in the spring in the case of “laundering aggravated tax evasion” against McKinsey, among others, following the release of the Senate Inquiry Committee’s report. the condemning influence of private consulting firms on public policy.

Source: Le Parisien

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