#AceFinanceNews – FRANCE – April 10 – (ID) – An 89-year-old industrialist and politician, son of Marcel Dassault aircraft suspected of bribing voters.
Serge Dassault placed under investigation in the framework of the case of bribery at elections in Corbeil-Eson (a southern suburb of Paris).
Such a decision in respect of the senator took the judge.
Suspicions investigators linked, in particular, with the possible participation of Dassault illegal schemes to finance the campaign, exceeding the permissible level of campaign expenditures, as well as direct bribing of voters.
Presumably, all of these violations occurred in several elections of Corbeil-Eson in the period from 2008 to 2010.
Serge Dassault from 1986 to 2000 he was the aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation, founded by his father, and now is its honorary chairman. In the Senate, he is Esonov department from which stretch from 2004, he was elected to the upper house. City Hall Corbeil-Eson in the same department he headed from 1995 to 2009.
Guardian reported February 19 2014 – Dassault, who owns the country’s main conservative newspaper, Le Figaro, is ranked by Forbes magazine as France’s fourth richest man, and the 69th richest in the world, with an estimated fortune of €13bn (£10.7bn).
Investigators suspect him of operating an extensive system of vote-buying that influenced the outcome of three mayoral elections in Corbeil in 2008, 2009 and 2010, which were won either by Dassault or by his successor and close associate, Jean-Pierre Bechter http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/19/france-serge-dassault-vote-buying
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