French prosecutors have opened two new preliminary investigations into the case regarding Alexandre Benalla, the disgraced former safety aide to President Emmanuel Macron.
Benalla was taken into custody in January following French media studies late final yr that, after he was sacked in a scandal over his use of riot police garb whereas beating up a protester, he’d continued to make use of his government-issue diplomatic passport to journey overseas.
On Monday, French prosecutors revealed two new investigations have been launched on foot of a report from the Senate after a public inquiry. French legislators had flagged suspicions of false testimony by Benalla, Macron’s chief of workers Patrick Strzoda, and former presidential worker Vincent Crase.
Le Monde studies that the second, recent investigation focuses on Benalla, and on suspicions of withholding info.
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