The French president Emmanuel Macron is being investigated, as part of a judicial investigation, on charges of “favouritism” and “illicit financing of the electoral campaign” by the national financial prosecutor. The French newspaper Le Parisien reported the news, then picked up by all the media across the Alps. Based on what has emerged, the investigations concern the links between the head of the Elysée and the consulting firm McKinsey.
The National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (Pnd) has appointed three investigating judges to shed light on the conditions in which some public contracts for “colossal amounts” were awarded to the American company: one of the three magistrates is Serge Tournaireknown to have already indicted the former prime minister Francois Fillon and former President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Immediately after the news broke, the PNF confirmed the existence of two files, one for falsifying campaign budgets and the other for “favoritism”, a crime envisaged by the French penal code, equivalent to the crime of auction disturbance in the Italian penal code.