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French mogul Bollore charged over 2010 corruption in Guinea, Togo | Africanews - 11 months ago, 26 Apr 05:19

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A French judge on Wednesday placed tycoon Vincent Bollore under formal investigation over allegations his company undercharged for work on behalf of presidential candidates in two African nations in return for port contracts.

Bollore’s company, Groupe Bollore, announced the decision by Judge Serge Tournaire, which came after Bollore had been questioned for two days by French fraud police.

Bollore, whose logistics empire is a powerhouse in former French colonies across West Africa, is suspected of corrupting foreign public officials and complicity in corruption, his lawyer has said.

Bollore, who continues to be presumed innocent, will now have access to this dossier (of evidence) whose content he had no knowledge of and will have the opportunity to answer these unfounded accusations.

The lawyer, Olivier Baratelli, has denied any wrongdoing by Bollore. “Vincent Bollore has been indicted by Judge Tournaire,” Groupe Bollore said in a statement.

“Bollore, who continues to be presumed innocent, will now have ...
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