Sarkozy speaks out amidst series of scandals

For the first time since he lost his reelection campaign in 2012, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has given a public statement defending himself in the wake of a series of political scandals that have plagued him since he left office. He published an address in Le Figaro on March 21, criticizing the actions of […]

CEO of Orange Stéphane Richard Next in a String of Investigations into the Tapie Affair

Orange CEO Stéphane Richard was indicted Wednesday in connection to the Tapie-Crédit Lyonnais case that awarded businessman Bernard Tapie over 403 million euros with interest for the sale of Adidas. During the time of the private arbitration in 2008, Richard was chief of staff to then-Minister of Economy Christine Lagarde in charge of maintaining records […]

Tapie Affair Continues to Raise Questions of Fraud

On Thursday, January 24 the houses of two prominent French businessmen were raided by police in Paris. The homes of chief executive of France Telecom SA Stéphane Richard and business tycoon Bernard Tapie were searched as part of an ongoing investigation into what is now well-known in France as the “Tapie Affair.” The legal drama […]