Head of French presidential administration accused of illicit receipt of funds – reports

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Elysee Secretary General Alexis Kohler has been charged with illicitly receiving funds through a shipping company owned by his relatives, French media reported on Monday, citing the Paris prosecutor’s office.

PARIS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – October 03, 2022) Elysée Secretary General Alexis Kohler has been charged with illicitly receiving funds through a shipping company belonging to his relatives, French media reported on Monday , citing the Paris prosecutor’s office. Desk.

Kohler was indicted on September 23 for his ties to the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), French broadcaster BFMTV reported.

The official “strongly denies” any charges, according to his lawyer, according to the report.

Agence France-Presse reported, citing information from the Elysee Palace, that Kohler will retain his post as secretary general of the presidential palace despite a lawsuit filed against him.

In 2018, the French anti-corruption association Anticor filed a complaint against Kohler, accusing him of having links with the MSC, founded by relatives of the official’s mother. According to Anticor, Kohler used his official position to further MSC’s interests.

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