New bid to get former top French government aides tried over Karachi affair


An important if not yet decisive step has been taken towards the holding of a trial in France over the so-called Karachi affair. One of the greatest political-financial scandals to hit the country in recent decades, involving claims of corruption, kickbacks from defence contracts and illegal political funding, it has been mired in legal procedural matters since early 2016. But in a document seen by Mediapart, on October 19th a senior prosecutor called for six alleged key figures in the scandal to stand trial.

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