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Marine Le Pen charged in inquiry into misuse of EU funds

French far right leader has previously denied any wrongdoing in a case that she says is politically motivated Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right Front National, has been placed under formal investigation over allegations that her party illegally claimed millions of euros from the European parliament to pay for France-based staff. Le Pen’s lawyer said she had been summoned by investigating magistrates in Paris and “as expected” had been placed under formal investigation for breach of trust.
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