French police raid IMF chief Lagarde’s home

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 13:52 EDT
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View of IMF chief Christine Lagarde and disgraced French tycoon Bernard Tapie. (AFP)
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French police on Wednesday carried out a raid on the Paris home of IMF chief Christine Lagarde in connection with a probe into her handling of a high-profile scandal when she was a government minister.

The investigation concerns Lagarde’s 2007 decision to order a panel of judges to arbitrate in a dispute between disgraced tycoon Bernard Tapie and the bank Credit Lyonnais, which led to Tapie being awarded 400 million euros.

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