Jean-Marie Le Pen charged over EU funding scandal

Jean-Marie Le Pen charged over EU funding scandal

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the far-right National Front, was charged on Friday for “embezzlement of public funds” over allegations he illegally claimed money from the European parliament to pay France-based staff, lawyers told AFP.

Judges questioned Le Pen for more than four hours about the jobs of three of his aides, according to his lawyers.

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