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Faced by Macron’s 350 seats, conservative Républicains and their centrist allies had their worse ever score with 130 seats (against 229 in the last Parliament).

 

[May 9 Russian hacking shows Macron offshore accounts? ]

 French prosecutors are to open a probe into the campaign of president-elect Emmanuel Macron.   French cyber police will lead the investigation after documents purporting to show off-shore bank accounts were released online.  Mr Macron has vigriously denied all allegations relating to bank accounts.   Said to be a hoax

[May 8 Co-Habitation – Penelope and Brigitte ]

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Who has more fun politics? Brigitte accused of hair extensions, veneers and cosmetic surgury

 

 

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Tiphaine

Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux, was married to a banker named André-Louis Auzière and has three children and seven grandchildren, with him. Her 30-year-old daughter, Tiphaine Auziere, is a lawyer and also works on her stepfather, Emmanuel Macaron’s campaign. At her first campaign event, Tiphanie praised Emmanuel, calling him an “intelligent man” with an “exceptional personality.” Brigitte’s eldest child, Sebastien was born in 1975, which makes him two years older than his stepfather. Brigitte’s youngest daughter, Laurence, is the same age as Emmanuel, and were actually in the same class.

co habitation

France’s center-right party, seeking to rebound after the defeat of its presidential candidate, said on April 26 it could share power with Emmanuel Macron if he is elected, as pollsters predict, on May 7.

Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, is tipped to comfortably win a runoff vote against far-right leader Marine Le Pen, but the political movement he created a year ago faces a huge challenge in the follow-up legislative election in June.

With Macron and his “En Marche!” movement at risk of being in a minority in parliament, the center-right party, The Republicans, hopes to secure enough National Assembly seats to demand a government role despite the defeat of its presidential contender Francois Fillon, eliminated in a first-round vote on April 23. president cannot do much without parliamentary support in France, since the office is less independently powerful than in the United States.
“Cohabitation,” is a particular feature of French government, under which it is possible that the president (who is elected directly) belongs to one party, and the prime minister belongs to the other. Although this confuses people from other countries, French citizens quite like it, as it creates a kind of domestic balance of power.

[April 25 Enter Brigitte Macron, the cougar?]

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17 and 40

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Who has more fun politics?

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is married to Brigitte Macron. As Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux, the now 64-year-old is the daughter of a family of chocolatiers, an organizer who is one of the masterminds behind the movement’s rise. Trogneux eventually separated from her husband with whom she has three children. In 2007, the two Macrons were married . Critics of the presidential front-runner frequently refer to his wife using the term “cougar” — a not exactly flattering word that describes older women seeking relationships with younger men.

[April 23 No French President Fillon ]

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Fillon finished  close behind the front-runners with 19.9 percent suppot and Fillon – a former prime minister – received some last-minute public endorsements from former President Nicolas Sarkozy and former Prime Minister Alain Juppe.
Fillon beat both of them in the primary vote to stand for the Republicans party, but his campaign has been hit by a series of allegations and charges of financial irregularities during his time as a government official and minister.

[February 1 Fun in horse race]

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Who has more fun politics?

What started last week as a page three article in Le Canard Enchaine (it was not even on the front) now has a serious chance of bringing down the man seen as favourite to be the next French head of state. Mr Fillon’s wife Penelope was paid hundreds of thousands of euros in taxpayers’ money for a fictitious job as parliamentary assistant to her husband and his replacement.. So a new method for choosing a replacement candidate would have to be devised. Many eyes are turning to Alain Juppe, the runner-up in November’s primary.
Last week Mr Juppe said there was no way he would let himself be considered again as a candidate – but that was then.
“What is striking to me is how little help there is being directed at Fillon from his fellows in the party,” says Cecile Cornudet. “It doesn’t look good for him.”
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy is no doubt watching closely, and other senior Republican figures are also being mentioned, such as Francois Baroin, Laurent Wauquiez and Xavier Bertrand. Marine Le Pen, French far-right National Front (FN) party president, too is embroiled in corruption allegations, after the European parliament demanded she start repaying around €300,000 it says were wrongly paid to legislative aides and her bodyguard

[December 8 2016 DSK “a dimension outside the system” in second place as left candidate ]

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December 7 2016

The former IMF chief is back on the podium from left presidential candidates. According to a survey, 37% of French see him as a good candidate.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn is back on the list of best candidates left for 2017, second only Manuel Valls in a ViaVoice poll for Liberation published Thursday December 8. To the question whether each of the nine tested individuals would make a good or a good candidate “for the left in the 2017 presidential election,” 47% of respondents put the head Manuel Valls. DSK reached 37%, ahead of Ségolène Royal (32%), Martine Aubry (28%), Arnaud Montebourg (24%). François Hollande gets only 23%.
Among supporters of the left, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (45%) but ranks only 5th place, preceded by Manuel Valls (67%), Martine Aubry (62%), Ségolène Royal and François Hollande (56% each) . “Data for Dominique Strauss-Kahn are particularly unexpected,” notes political analyst Francois Miquet-Marty on behalf of ViaVoice. According to him, for DSK assets “a dimension outside the system, including during the trial proceedings; in contrast, the image of competence reinforced this time in the heart of the system “, and that” a determination, a perceived strength. ”
Moreover, Nicolas Sarkozy is designated by 28% of the sample as the winner of the presidential election if the were held today (23% for Marine Le Pen, only 9% for Hollande). 63% of respondents disapprove of the present policy (19% approve, 18% did not respond). 34% think that the right would be better that the Socialists if it was in power, and 28% believe that the National Front as it would do better.
Survey conducted online June 23 to 26 among a sample of 1,002 people representative of the French population aged 18 and over. Quota method.

[February 9 Alain Juppé ahead of Nicolas Sarkozy in polls ]

Alain Juppé is married to Isabelle Juppe (Bodin-born Legrand) is a former journalist who has long worked for the Lagardere media group. A Digital Specialist ,”The digital Woman in 2007″ .

Former French Prime Minister Alain Juppé will win The Republicans party nomination to run for president in 2017, beating Nicolas Sarkozy, according to a poll from Ipsos published in daily newspaper Le Monde February 8.
Forty-four percent of the respondents who are “certain” to vote in the party’s primary elections said they would choose Juppe, compared with 32 percent for Sarkozy, Ipsos, which conducted the survey with the Cevipof political institute, said. While former President Sarkozy may win more votes among party followers, The Republicans’ primaries will be open to all voters, which could allow Juppe to take the lead, the survey shows. France’s two-round presidential elections will be held in May 2017 and The Republicans’ primaries will be held in November. Sarkozy has vowed to slash taxes and pare back public spending if he is elected French president in 2017, as the former leader begins his campaign for nomination.

President Francois Hollande would lose the first round of the 2017 presidential election if either Sarkozy or Juppe win The Republicans’ primaries, according to a poll.

DSK – Comité de soutien

[December 1 2014 Hollande in Dakar row; Paparazzi did not snap Gayet, 5 staff fired ]

On November 29 at the meeting in the Senegalese capital Dakar, Hollande said “all human beings should be allowed to choose their leaders”.
Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said the French leader should not “decide what will happen in African countries concerning their political future”.
She added: “It’s a ‘Made in France’ democracy, and in Rwanda we find that shocking.”

Five members of Francois Hollande’s personal staff have lost their jobs after photos were taken of the president and his ‘secret’ lover at the Elysee Palace.
Taken last month, they showed the 60-year-old Socialist with Julie Gayet, the 42-year-old TV actress.There was no possibility of paparazzi having got into the highly secure presidential home in Paris, prompting the speculation that the pictures were taken by staff.
‘Five were immediately placed in the frame, and they are the ones who have been moved on to other duties,’ said a governmental source in Paris.
He said investigators did not know the exact person who had taken the snaps, so all five were ‘being let go’.

[November 29 Sarkozy elected party leader of UMP; Gayet is pictured at Elysee

As UMP holds an election, Julie Gayet is pictured at  Elysee

Say three times:Gayet à l’Elysée

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been elected party leader of UMP, gaining 64.5% of the vote. More than 150,000 party members – over 50% – voted in the election [ November 28] Sarkozy faces two internal challengers for the country’s main opposition party, the conservative UMP’s primary in 2016 to choose the party’s 2017 presidential candidate: former prime ministers Alain Juppe and Francois Fillon. Neither is running in the elections November 28,29.

[November 3 Sarkozy: Alain Juppé has become the main obstacle to the political return of Nicolas Sarkozy]

Alain Juppé is married to Isabelle Juppe (Bodin-born Legrand) is a former journalist who has long worked for the Lagardere media group. A Digital Specialist ,”The digital Woman in 2007″ .

A survey highlights the new popularity of Alain Juppe, who has become the main obstacle to the political return of Nicolas Sarkozy as the candidate in the 2016 primary of the UMP for the presidential election in 2017. The Mayor of Bordeaux in fact exceeds the former president of the Republic in popularity with supporters of the UMP, with 76% of good opinions, compared to 71% for Nicolas Sarkozy. The other potential contenders for the investiture of 2017 are far behind. A survey by polling group LH2 in October showed Alain Juppé, for the first time beating Sarkozy in the run-off due next year for the presidential ticket of their UMP party.

Alain Juppé, a prime minister under center-right French President Jacques Chirac and a senior minister during the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy, said on August 20 that he would seek to become president in 2017. In 2004, he was forced to put his political career on hold, when a court sentenced him to one year of ineligibility for public office, in addition to a 14-month suspended prison term for having illegally helped militants within his party collect monthly payments from the Paris city hall. At the time, Mr. Juppé acknowledged errors and negligence but said he had never sought to violate the law.

In a brief statement, Jacques Chirac , the former president of the Republic is supporting former Prime Minister candidate in the primary of the UMP for the presidential election in 2017.

“I always knew that Alain Juppe would have an appointment with you his fate and that of France.” Few things could I do more fun, for me- even for him, especially for our country (…) If I had the energy, I would have already booked my place, even a small, at its HQ.”

[July 23 UMP supports Sarkozy despite indictment ]
Atlantico survey published July 17 shows that UMP supporters support Nicolas Sarkozy. Indeed, the former head of state grew by 6 points compared to June 2014, despite his indictment and the Bygmalion case.

[July 17]

Her rhetorical style is a cross between gospel and opera and, with a voice like Billie Holiday

Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira: Her rhetorical style is a cross between gospel and opera and, with a voice like Billie Holiday

Questioned on the first indictment of Nicolas Sarkozy and attacks of the former Head of State against the judiciary, Christiane Taubira wished to recall that “everything is justiciable remedies, it is possible to challenge a decision. At this stage, Mr. Sarkozy has the opportunity to enter the investigating chamber. ” Nicolas Sarkozy has he been humiliated? “It is easy to imagine that a custody unpleasant [but] if the judges have reason to believe that custody is necessary, they do whatever the defendant, and the rule of law ” . regard to very strong criticism by Nicolas Sarkozy, Minister of Justice believes that “it carries a subjective assessment. If the law has not been complied with, there are remedies (…).

[July 13]

Under arrest

Under arrest

Le Monde newspaper published extracts from telephone calls in which Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly tells Mr Herzog – who has also been charged with corruption – he will help out Judge Azibert in return for the information.
The conversations apparently took place in February on a mobile phone Mr Sarkozy bought using a false name because he knew his calls were being tapped.
Judge Azibert has already been charged with illegally passing on information in relation to an enquiry into money being received by billionaire L’Oreal heiress, Liliane Bettencourt.
In another part of the phone tapes, Mr Sarkozy is also heard saying he will meet with Michel Roger, Monaco’s chief of government.
Mr Sarkozy later discovered that his phone was being bugged, and so did not end up sorting out the job for the judge, it
http://www.lemonde.fr/politique/article/2014/07/12/pourquoi-nicolas-sarkozy-est-mis-en-examen-pour-corruption_4455913_823448.html
[July 1]

Happy 58th Birthday, Nick

Happy 58th Birthday, Nick, January 28 2013

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been held in police custody for questioning over suspected influence-peddling,Sarkozy had a secret phone registered under an assumed name and it was conversations with his lawyer Herzog, recorded on that device, which triggered the probe, and that he was tipped off that his mobile phone had been tapped by judges looking into the alleged financing of his 2007 election campaign by former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Sarkozy got a friendly judge to try to influence the outcome of confidential legal deliberations related to the Bettencourt case in return for support securing a lucrative post in Monaco.
They also imply he had a mole in a senior position who tipped him off about a planned police raid on his offices. Such interference in the judicial process is regarded as “influence peddling” in French law and carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years. The ex-president was accused of “abuse of someone in an impaired state” in the case involving L’Oreal cosmetics fortune heiress Liliane Bettencourt, and was cleared last year of taking Bettencourt’s money when she was too frail to know what she was doing.

[March 6]

Lawyers for former President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni announced that they would file a complaint for invasion of privacy for privacy after the release of recordings made by former presidential adviser Patrick Buisson . An interim (emergency procedure) will “soon” filed in the High Court of Paris. Referred to the civil justice aims to stop “a manifestly ilicit” emergency and thus prevent further broadcasts excerpts or transcripts from such recordings. Substantive proceedings may nevertheless be the result. Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife cannot accept that the remarks, made in a private capacity , have been recorded and are distributed without their consent , the confidentiality of private conversations constituting also one of the foundations of a democratic society, “wrote Thierry Herzog and Richard Malka lawyers in a statement. By this procedure, the couple “decided to continue by way of interim relief which will soon be before the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris, capturing, recording and dissemination of some of their statements, in violation of Articles 226-1 and 226-2 of the Criminal Code, “they said. Both items are designed to achieve the intimacy of private life by recording words or images without the consent of the persons concerned and the preservation of such records and the fact of wearing or leave to inform the public. These facts are punishable with one year’s imprisonment and a fine of € 45,000

facts are punishable with one year’s imprisonment and a fine of € 45,000


Mary-Kate Olsen, 27, and Olivier Sarkozy , the half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and French banker, 44 are engaged. “Mary-Kate’s family thinks Olivier is the best thing to happen to her,”
Olsen won’t have a hard time adjusting to motherhood, either. She’s already close to Sarkozy’s two children Julien, 12, and Margo, 10, from his previous marriage to Charlotte Bernard.
On March 3, 2008, he was appointed Co-head and Managing Director of the Carlyle Group’s Global Financial Services Group. Olivier Sarkozy is based in New York City and is a member of the Board of Directors of BankUnited. They share a US$6 million townhouse in New York City.

The couple was joined by Sarkozy's daughter as they headed out to dinner in the West Village

The couple was joined by Sarkozy’s daughter as they headed out to dinner in the West Village

The fast set

123 East 10th Street – East Village, New York Olivier Sarkozy, the half-brother of former French president-slash-casanova Nicolas, is already selling off his 19th-century East Village rowhouse at 123 East 10th Street, which he bought last August for $6.25 million. Dubbed a “love nest” for him and much-younger girlfriend Mary-Kate Olsen, the Frenchman picked up this 1854 five-bedroom, four-bathroom house at 123 East 10th Street?designed by James Renwick of Grace Church and St. Patrick’s Cathedral fame?because it was old. (Insert joke about their 17-year age difference here.) Signs, a.k.a. the tabloids, report that, even after a year of dating, the couple is still canoodling all over the city, so perhaps he’s trading it in for a more modern residence. The handsome red-brick home with multiple parlors, eight fireplaces, original parquet floors, detailed moldings, and a garden is listed for $6,995,000.

123 East 10th Street – East Village, New York Erected in 1854 by James Renwick, one of the most famous American Architects of his time, amongst Grace Church, St. Patricks Cathedral and other internationally acclaimed projects, 123 East 10th stands out as one of the most exquisite Row Houses built. This house remains to be as attractive and architecturally significant today as it was almost two centuries ago. The home boasts at least five bedrooms and currently only four bathrooms but can easily accommodate more of each. An old world layout with a double parlor greets one with a lovely grand entrance and can accommodate multiple sitting rooms.

to Paris

USD $81,000

Exit Hotel Bristol, M-K & Ashley

Elizabeth Olsen on Tuesday (March 4) in Paris, France.

[September 9 2011]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

(Comité de soutien de Dominique Strauss Kahn communiqué) Dominique Strauss-Kahn will not be the primary candidate of the Socialist Party for President of the Republic of 2012! DSK Club regrets to announce that DSK has taken an irrevocable decision in view of the impediment that has retained a New York court because of a hasty and prejudice that have played against him …! Being a man of responsibility and duty, he agreed to step back from his position as DG of the IMF to protect the institution he has reformed and put his candidacy aside to allow the socialists to debate calmly and prepare an alternative to the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy! see DSK Club site

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Finished with the Elysee! François Hollande organizes his new life with Julie Gayet . The former president elected to move to the home to the actress, a loft in a trendy district of eastern Paris. In this couple almost like the others, it is madame who leaves the dog when gentleman leaves to the office. A life, this time, normal, far from the golden cage of the Castle.

 

 

June 29 2015 Julie Gayet attends official ceremony ]

François Hollande and Julie Gayet attended the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s appeal of June 18,. The entourage of the head of state insisted that Julie Gayet was present “as the granddaughter of Alain Gayet, the Liberation companion” At the ceremony of Mont Valerien, actress accompanied her parents and her grandfather, Alain Gayet, 92, hero of Liberation. She was in the gallery, not at the side of the head of state

[April 23 Julie Gayet, now the châtelaine]

chatelaine: the mistress of an elegant or fashionable household.   1845, from French châtelaine

chatelaine: the mistress of an elegant or fashionable household. 1845, from French châtelaine “a female castellan; wife of a castellan; mistress of a castle or country house;” fem. of châtelain, from Old French chastelain “owner and lord of a castle, castellan, nobleman,” from chastel (see chateau ).

[February 15 “Same terrorist targets “, says French President Francois Hollande, at the Danish embassy in Paris]

Like it or not, Julie Gayet is the natural extension of François Hollande, even if it appears there is no official link.

Like it or not, Julie Gayet is the natural extension of François Hollande, even if it appears there is no official link.

“It was the same targets that were chosen by the terrorists”, said Hollande, speaking on a visit to the Danish embassy in Paris. “We see there is a link that doesn’t show there is a network but does show the terrorists are determined to hit what we are, what we represent, the values of freedom, of law, of protection that every citizen — whatever his or her religion — should have,” the president added.

[January 5 Socialists win because of “perfect” response of Francois Hollande to the terror attacks.]

“In ‘Merci pour ce moment,’ Valérie is the embodiment of a woman’s struggle to scream the truth,”  said movie  Producer Saïda Jawad.   Trierweiler’s book  details the reporter’s seven year relationship with the French president, including his year-long affair with actress Julie Gayet.

“In ‘Merci pour ce moment,’ Valérie is the embodiment of a woman’s struggle to scream the truth,” said movie Producer Saïda Jawad. Trierweiler’s book details the reporter’s seven year relationship with the French president, including his year-long affair with actress Julie Gayet.

Frederic Barbier, the Socialist candidate at the by-election in Doubs, eastern France, who won 51.4% of the vote, said his victory over Sophie Montel, National Front, had been helped in part by the “perfect” response of France’s leaders to the terror attacks.

[January 25 Sanctions ‘must stop now’, Francois Hollande expects a resolution to Ukraine crisis]

Valérie Trierweiler's bestseller on Hollande relationship to be made into film.   Romarin films is currently seeking French and international co-producers.   Trierweiler's book was widely panned in France as a poorly written, self-pitying and vulgarly prurient invasion of the French president's private life.   Despite the furore, initial sales surpassed Fifty Shades of Grey.

Valérie Trierweiler’s bestseller on Hollande relationship to be made into film. Romarin films is currently seeking French and international co-producers. Trierweiler’s book was widely panned in France as a poorly written, self-pitying and vulgarly prurient invasion of the French president’s private life. Despite the furore, initial sales surpassed Fifty Shades of Grey.

Willem Dafoe is of French, German, English, Irish, and Scottish descent.

Willem Dafoe is of French, German, English, Irish, and Scottish descent.

The French president today called for the lifting of the West’s economic sanctions on Russia, saying: ‘Mr Putin does not want to annex eastern Ukraine. He has told me that.’
Saying the sanctions ‘must stop now’, Francois Hollande said he was expecting progress on a resolution to the Ukraine crisis at international talks in Kazakhstan in 10 days.

 

 

[December 6 Hollande one of the first Western leaders to visit the Russian president since his annexation of Crimea]

Julie Gayet at Beirut Film Festival

Julie Gayet at Beirut Film Festival

Updated Dec. 6, 2014 1:15 p.m. ET French President Franaçois Hollande stopped over in Moscow on December 6 for a surprise meeting with Vladimir Putin to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, becoming one of the first Western leaders to visit the Russian president since his annexation of Crimea.

[No0vember 6 Hollande keen to deal with oil-rich Canada]

The photos that surfaced November 6 are the first time Gayet has been caught on camera coming out of the Elysee palace.   The magazine said the photographs were taken on Oct. 30, on the actress' return to Paris after taking part in Tokyo Film Festival.

The photos that surfaced November 6 are the first time Gayet has been caught on camera coming out of the Elysee palace. The magazine said the photographs were taken on Oct. 30, on the actress’ return to Paris after taking part in Tokyo Film Festival.

French President François Hollande on November 3 addressed the Canadian federal parliament as the two countries prepare for a new trade pact.
Officials say Hollande, the first French President to visit Canada in 25 years, is keen to show that France, which already has close ties to French-speaking Quebec, is also interested in stronger ties with English-speaking Canada, particularly the oil-rich west.

[September 3 Valérie Trierweiler’s expense account revealed = riposte: she tried suicide]

In 2013. Valarie served as France's first lady

In 2013. Valarie served as France’s first lady

 

 

Valérie Trierweiler cost the French taxpayer €481,900 (£381,000) in 2013 as France’s “first lady”, according to an official audit.

The revelation in a report by the court of auditors prompted Trierweiler’s son Léonard to spring to her defence as it raised fresh comparisons with the lavish spending of her predecessors in the Elysée Palace, the wife and former wife of Nicolas Sarkozy.

The audit of palace spending in 2013 found that Trierweiler’s staff of five cost €396,900. The travel expenses of the former partner of President François Hollande, for official duties and journeys linked to humanitarian work, were put at €85,000.

She also had four bodyguards, whose costs were not quantified in the report by the court of auditors, which was released on Tuesday evening, as well as grace and favour offices in a palatial Paris mansion.

Valérie Trierweiler made suicide bid in the Elysée Palace after Gayet affair revealed.
François Hollande was forced to wrestle sleeping pills from the hand of his furious lover Valérie Trierweiler as she tried to commit suicide following the collapse of their relationship.

French actress Julie Gayet, whose affair with President Francois Hollande made headlines worldwide, on September 2 won a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car.

Julie Gayet attends the Opening Ceremony and 'Birdman' premiere during the 71st Venice Film Festival at Palazzo Del Cinema on August 27, 2014 in Venice, Italy.

Julie Gayet attends the Opening Ceremony and ‘Birdman’ premiere during the 71st Venice Film Festival at Palazzo Del Cinema on August 27, 2014 in Venice, Italy.

[August 14 Francois Hollande celebrates his birthday with family]

Another beach, another dump

Another beach, another dump

 Valerie Trierweiler

Valerie Trierweiler

Francois Hollande’s affair with the actress Julie Gayet appears to be over after she was seen on holiday with Pierre Puybasset, manager at Financial Exchequer, Paris, and he went off on a break alone.
Valerie Trierweiler, 49, had to leave the Elysee Palace when Mr Hollande’s secret affair with Miss Gayet, a 42-year-old actress, was made public.

[June 28 Valerie Trierweiler decorations at Presidential summer residence removed]

a riposte to Hollande travels...no limo now,  take the subway

a riposte to Hollande travels…no limo now, takes the subway, March 1]

VALÉRIE TRIERWEILER:Her traces erased from the Fort of Brégançon. François Hollande did not retain the changes made ​​by the former first lady at the summer residence of the Presidents in the South of France …. “These acquisitions have now disappeared, recovered by the Office of National Furniture with crockery, linen and furniture of the garden, ”
[February 12]

 swimwear photo brings writ

swimwear photo brings writ

Valerie Trierweiler, former partner of French president Francois Hollande in Mauritius

Valerie Trierweiler, former partner of French president Francois Hollande in Mauritius But Hollande ain’t seen nothing yet — wait until Trierweiler, a journalist known for her quick, acid tongue, gets her turn at the mike.

Hotel Paradis in Mauritius

Fouille-merde: Valerie Trierweiler after Hollande: Valerie Trierweiler, former partner of French president Francois Hollande, has issued a writ against French Closer magazine for publishing pictures of her in her swimwear while on holiday in Mauritius


Judge Anne-Marie Sauteraud however said Ms Trierweiler “could not ignore that by bathing in a two-piece swimsuit on the beach of the official presidential retreat, she risked being photographed”.

World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: October 24, 2012

But France is there when it counts
[January 31]

Julie Gayet in the French film by Bertrand Tavernier, “Quai d’Orsay”.

President Hollande has a date with President Obama in Washington on February 11. His good friend Julie Gayet has a date in Paris with the Cesar Award ceremony on Feb. 28.

Julie Gayet is nominated for the French ‘Oscar’. Actress Julie Gayet, 41.,a supporting actress in Bertrand Tavernier’s Quai d’Orsay, a comedy about life at the French foreign ministry, has been nominated for a Cesar, the most prestigious prize in French cinema. Ms Gayet has been keeping a very low profile, although friends have been saying she has no intention of trying to become the next first lady.

Guardian: “Gayet co-stars as a vampish policy adviser on Africa who will reportedly stop at nothing to gain an advantage over her rivals.”

Variety: “Arthur finds himself sabotaged for sport by one colleague (Julie Gayet, as the seductive policy advisor on Africa)”

Le Monde: ” The other members are also tasty, especially … Julie Gayet (Councillor Africa ).”

And as if that were not enough, Julie Gayet will compete with … Marisa Borini , mother of Carla Bruni (!) for her role in A castle in Italy
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, is an Italian-French singer, songwriter and former model. She married the then President of the French Republic Nicolas Sarkozy in February 2008. Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy believes he can capitalise on the fallout from Hollande’s decision to end his relationship with former first lady Valerie Trierweiler following the revelation of his affair with actress Julie Gayet.

Sarkozy, who divorced his second wife Cecilia and started living with former supermodel Carla Bruni during his time in office, has been reluctant to say too much about the saga in public. In private however, Sarkozy has reportedly been rubbing his hands with glee over a scandal that he believes will do further damage to his rival’s standing, particularly with women voters turned off by the curt 18-word statement Hollande used to announce the end of his relationship with Trierweiler.

[June 29]

During her two-day visit to India on behalf of the French charity Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) she visited a slum and witnessed a feeding program for malnourished children.She told AFP during the India trip that she would like to extend her humanitarian work – ‘‘especially towards poor children’’.The 48-year-old, who is still employed as an arts writer by the French magazine Paris Match, said she planned to continue charity work rather than returning to her previous role as a political journalist.

In May 2012, during the hard-fought elections for France’s National Assembly, when Trierweiler, a heavy Twitter user, tweeted her support for a candidate who was running against Ségolène Royal, the mother of Hollande’s four children, with whom he lived for many years (and whom he finally left for Trierweiler). Royal lost the race, dashing Hollande’s hopes for having her as an ally in the fractious parliament.

Though Trierweiler tried hard to make amends for her mistake in subsequent posts, the tweet was never forgotten. As the months went on, the doubts about her emerged at odd moments. While Hollande was on a visit inside France one day, a woman in the crowd bluntly told him, “don’t marry Valérie Trierweiler, we don’t like her,” leaving the president speechless; the video of the scene played heavily on French TV

[January 25]

France’s first lady, Valerie Trierweiler, sent a farewell message January 25 via Twitter to staff at the presidential palace, a move that comes after President Francois Hollande reportedly announced the couple is splitting up. “All my gratitude goes to the extraordinary people at the Élysées. I will never forget the devotion or emotion at the time of leaving,” she wrote.

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Valerie and Michelle

Valerie Trierweiler has already met the Obamas

Valerie Trierweiler has already met the Obamas

Ms Trierweiler is travelling to India on January 26 support of the work of the French charity Action Against Hunger. . Her second marriage was to Denis Trierweiler, a sub-editor at Paris Match magazine, and a writer and academic. This marriage produced three children and divorce proceedings took three years (2007-2010).

[January 24]

Newly elected president Francois Hollande poses with children in front of his home on May 7, 2012 in Paris, one day after the announcement of the first official results of the French presidential second round.  Flora Hollande Daughter Thomas Hollande Son Julien Hollande Son Clémence Hollande Son

Newly elected president Francois Hollande poses with children in front of his home on May 7, 2012 in Paris, one day after the announcement of the first official results of the French presidential second round. Flora Hollande, Daughter;Thomas Hollande,Son;Julien Hollande,Son;Clémence Hollande,Son [Mr Hollande had a Catholic upbringing and had his four children christened but never married.]

Valerie Trierweiler has told friends that she expects to accompany Francois Hollande on his trip to Washington from 9 February.

Mobilier National, which is responsible for furnishing the official palace of the Republic and the various presidential residences denied published items, saying: ” The National Furniture opposes categorically denied the rumor circulating on the internet regarding a supposed destruction of furniture at the Elysee Palace. This rumor is based on totally false elements . ”

[January 21]
Hollande, who has four children from a previous relationship with fellow Socialist politician Segolene Royal, has reportedly been advised to be a “bachelor president” while the public digests the news of the affair.

“If there must be a split, it must be dignified and elegant regarding Valerie Trierweiler,” one of Hollande’s advisers reportedly told French newspaper Le Figaro Monday. “And above all, Julie Gayet mustn’t instantly move into the Elysee.” Then again…

[January 19]

 Collapsed and humiliated, she found herself caught between her huge distress and his impetuosity, her questions about her future and her anger. Today, Valérie Trierweiler is perhaps at the end of a path. She was attracted to the lure of power. She learned she acted, she suffered, she knows hardness and cruelty of public life.

Collapsed and humiliated, she found herself caught between her huge distress and his impetuosity, her questions about her future and her anger. Today, Valérie Trierweiler is perhaps at the end of a path. She was attracted to the lure of power. She learned she acted, she suffered, she knows hardness and cruelty of public life.

Valérie Trierweiler left Saturday the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, where she stayed for eight days. Story of a difficult week.

More than a week cloistered in a room of the Salpêtrière, surrounded by guards and nurses, with her iPhone for company! Very dejected, voltage at half-mast, she dined on the ham-shells of the hospital, not the little delicacies of the Elysee. She saw almost no one except her son, the youngest, everyday, her mother and brother from time to time.

Tuesday from her bed she watched the press conference of the President of the Republic on the mini-screen of her iPhone, because her room had no TV or iPad. This is not to say that she was disappointed by the necessity he had to evade the problem. She thought for a moment to attend this conference. The doctors have dissuaded. Too weak. No need to vanish amid flashes and microphones.

Thursday, Valérie Trierweiler told her son she wanted at all costs to leave the hospital to resume her life. She was better. But curiously, late Friday morning, her son was no longer welcome at his bedside. Conspicuously absent, she seemed asleep very deeply. His son explodes, concerned with the physician. She was told that her mother needs rest.

The previous evening, Thursday 21 am at 15 hours, Francois Hollande, who still remains her official companion visited her for half an hour. They did not jumped into each other’s arms, that is no longer there. He told her he “needed time”. This is why they have agreed for her to stay at La Lanterne “pending.” Waiting for what? This is the problem.

With 19 months to run in as undefined First Lady under the eyes of French and under the scrutiny of the world press, with many public appearances, with the drivers, assistants, bodyguards, dresses fashion function, it will be difficult descending into everyday life. Become anonymous? Impossible! Valerie never wanted to let go of her original job: Articles for Paris Match. An anchor. A kind of insurance? The apartment on rue Cauchy in the 15th where the couple lived before the election is in the name of Francois Hollande. He will have his home in it? Imagine the anxiety.

It will take time, years, to collect the most violent shock of his life: the deception of the man who was his companion for 8 years. The worst: read in the press that the story with Julie Gayet had begun before the election … Valerie oscillates between depression and rage.

WHY THIS HOSPITAL?

Upon publication of pictures of “Closer” after a tough call – confessions – with François Hollande, she would have taken some sleeping pills, just to find some respite from a sleep that could not, she may be swallowed a tablet too. But it is not the mother of three boys, hardworking, very rooted in reality that will make a suicide attempt. The next day she wakes up in the Elysée, nauseous, unwell, it would be worse. “Services” the Elysee advised her to be hospitalized, to create distance.

Ideally, the Presidency wished not to publicize her hospitalization but Valérie Trierweiler wasfirm that the information leaked. Contrary to what you read, Ségolène Royal has never gone to visit Valerie at the Salpetriere, she let go, telling a confidante that “Francis did not know howto be true.” Sex is a dividend of power? Or just a taste for the secret love? At the Elysee, they already tried to turn the page …

Eight days, Valerie finds herself alone to handle everything. Collapsed and humiliated, she found herself caught between her huge distress and his impetuosity, her questions about her future and her anger. Today, Valérie Trierweiler is perhaps at the end of a path. She wasattracted to the lure of power. She learned she acted, she suffered, she knows hardness and cruelty of public life. A lock needs to turn slowly regain a foothold …

January 12]

'First Lady' has blues

‘First Lady’ has blues

The Elysée Palace said that Ms Trierweiler, 49, had suffered a “severe case of the blues” last Friday after Closer published an article about the alleged affair with Julie Gayet. She was taken to a Paris hospital and is expected to remain until January 12.

[January 10]

‘Around New Year’s Day, French President Francois Hollande, a helmeted head of state, joined Juliet Gayet, the actress, at her apartment, where he has got into the habit of spending the night,’ Closer wrote on its website. Hollande routinely drives through Paris on his scooter to spend the night with his 41-year-old mistress.

[July 18 2011]

 Anne Mansouret is an elected local official for the Socialist party

Anne Mansouret is an elected local official for the Socialist party

According to a report by the French magazine L’Express, Mansouret recently revealed to the special prosecutor investigating Tristane’s case that she had a very real, very messy reason for advising her daughter as she did: her own sexual past with DSK.

Mansouret told the prosecutor that she had a single, violent sexual encounter that took place in the OECD building in Paris, where DSK worked as special advisor to the organization’s Secretary General. L’Express in french a Socialist Party politician, François Hollande, took an interest in the matter. according to Le Nouvel Observateur
Investigators interviewed Tristane Banon’s mother, Anne Mansouret July 13, who said she collected her daughter from the scene of the alleged assault in a state of shock. Anne Mansouret is an elected local official for the Socialist party, and has said that senior members of the party were made aware of the assault.

 

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French judges cleared art dealer Guy Wildenstein of charges that he concealed paintings worth hundreds of millions of dollars in offshore trusts to avoid taxes, dealing a setback to the country’s crackdown on tax dodging that spans from banks to politicians and soccer stars.

Judge Olivier Geron said Thursday that there wasn’t enough proof to rule that Wildenstein was guilty of fraudulently underestimating inheritance taxes after his father placed assets worth hundreds of millions of euros in offshore trusts before his death.

 

[May 15 2015 Matisse and Liebermann works returned from “Schwabing Art Trove” ]

whose?

“Genuine and responsible Germans were, I believe, rather sensitised by this case, There are private persons who are re-examining their collections.”

German court approved for release the £60 million Matisse, Seated Lady to the descendents of Paul Rosenberg, who include Anne Sinclair, DSK’s ex-wife
It also ruled that Max Liebermann’s Two Riders on a Beach from 1901 will be returned to the descendants of art dealer David Friedman.
They are the first works from the Gurlitt collection to be returned to families of the original owners.. The Matisse was one of more than 400 paintings stolen by the Nazis from the “first family” of art in Paris in the ’20s and ’30s.

[May 6 2014 Hildebrand Gurlitt’s scandalous art cache: son dies, 81]
Cornelius Gurlitt died May 5, age 81, in his apartment in Schwabing, in the presence of a doctor, In April, a German court formally released the trove under a deal with Gurlitt and his lawyers.
This allowed a task force of art experts to continue examining the works to establish their province and whether some may have been stolen or extorted from their original owners, many of them Jewish, durig the Nazi era.
Gurlitt’s father, Hildebrand Gurlitt, was permitted by Adolf Hitler to buy and sell confiscated works – so-called ‘degenerate art’ – to fund Nazi activities. German investigators last year found hundreds of works, including paintings by Picasso, Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec. Further pictures were found later in Salzburg, Austria.The hoard was given an estimated value of €1bn.

The Lost Art Database is run by the Koordinierungsstelle Magdeburg, Germany’s central office for the documentation of lost cultural property. It was set up jointly by the Government and the Länder of the Federal Republic of Germany and registers cultural objects which as a result of persecution under the Nazi dictatorship and the Second World War were relocated, moved or seized, especially from Jewish owners.

“Schwabing Art Trove” – Agreement between the Free State of Bavaria, the Federal Government and Cornelius Gurlitt

Joint Press Release 04/07/14

Representatives of the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice and of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media have reached an agreement with Cornelius Gurlitt and Christoph Edel, the lawyer who has been appointed by the court to look after Mr Gurlitt’s affairs, on what to do with the artworks of the “Schwabing Art Trove”. In the agreement, in the negotiation of which defence counsel Prof. Dr Tido Park and Derek Setz also participated, Mr Gurlitt stated his willingness to allow provenance research on a voluntary basis once the works are released from police custody. Mr Gurlitt will allow the Task Force to continue researching the provenance of those works in the trove suspected of having been confiscated from their owners by the Nazis or of being works the Nazis considered “degenerate art”. To this end, these artworks will remain in secure custody and on the website http://www.lostart.de. However, the Task Force aims to complete the main substance of its provenance research within a year.

[March 26]

Christie’s auction house recently announced that the sale of government-owned artwrks would go ahead in June, despite legal action to prevent the sale of the works and instead have them classified as national heritage. The Portuguese Parliament was set to debate the issue on March 26.

Amid an initial outcry, Christie’s canceled the auction in February, citing legal concerns over whether Portugal was entitled to sell the works.

[February 6]
Protests in Portugal over the planned sale of 85 paintings by Catalan abstract artist Joan Miro, owned by a nationalized bank, turned out to be effective. The auction house Christie’s, which was supposed to sell the works in London, pulled the lots from its Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist sale. Christie’s valued the collection at about $50 million, and art lovers and museum professionals in Portugal said the amount was laughable compared to both Portugal’s total debt of more than $270 billion and the collection’s value as a national treasure. Politicians opposed to the sale took the government to court, and though they failed to obtain an outright ban, a judge ruled that the paintings had been sent to London without proper authorization. Christie’s did not want the risk of further action and will keep the works in storage until something can be decided. The Portuguese government has not asked for the collection to be sent back and is determined to sell it.

[January 29]

first art historian in this position; minister of culture  Monika Grütters: Certainly it is so, that until the turn of the millennium some doubts and objections were justified

first art historian in this position; minister of culture Monika Grütters: Certainly it is so, that until the turn of the millennium some doubts and objections were justified

Gruetters also said there were plans to expand the government-backed mediation panel that now hears disputes about artworks of contested provenance, the eight-member Limbach Commission.

The body, which has former German president Richard von Weizsaecker on its board along with a former high court judge, historians and experts, can make recommendations but no binding rulings.

“I can certainly imagine expanding the Limbach Commission and including representatives of Jewish organisations,” Gruetters told the newspaper.

She also said that the Gurlitt case and the international criticism it sparked had been a wake-up call for many German art collectors.

“Genuine and responsible Germans were, I believe, rather sensitised by this case,” she told the daily. “There are private persons who are re-examining their collections.”

Funding for provenance research of art suspected to have been stolen will be doubled, the new minister of state for culture, Monika Gruetters, was quoted as saying in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily.

Munich apartment where paintings stored

Munich apartment where paintings stored

[December 9 2013]

whose?

Whose?

more Munich art

more Munich art

more Munich art

more Munich art

Sitting Woman, found among more than 1,400 artworks in a recluse’s Munich flat, is thought to have belonged to Miss Sinclair’s maternal grandfather, the late French art dealer Paul Rosenberg, taken by the Reichsleiter Rosenberg Taskforce (the Nazi art-theft organisation) from the bank vault. However, “degenerate art” was ‘legally’ seized by the Nazis. This law was never abolished and still applies in today’s Federal Republic. New York’s Museum of Modern Art and others have bought such art.

Miss Sinclair, 65, helped pay for her ex-husband’s defence when the womanising International Monetary Fund chief was accused of being a rapist. They divorced in March.
Seated Woman, 1942, probably by Henri Matisse, was taken by the Reichsleiter Rosenberg Taskforce (the Nazi art-theft organisation) from the bank vault of the Paris art dealer Paul Rosenberg. Uwe Hartmann, the head of the institute for museum research at the Berlin State Museums, suggests that Hildebrand Gurlitt bought many of the works from Goebbels’s ministry of propaganda. “According to the legal situation at the time, he was the rightful owner [of these works],”

After the war, Gurlitt said that all of his business papers were destroyed in the bombing of Dresden in 1945. The Allied tribunal charged with “de-Nazification”, which, after 1945, considered how close to the Nazi regime a person had been before issuing any work permits, classified him as “less involved”, and he was able to continue his career.

Two different categories of work can be found in Cornelius Gurlitt’s scandalous cache: first, the “degenerate art” that was removed from German museums by the Nazis and subsequently confiscated by law in 1938. This law was never abolished and still applies in today’s Federal Republic. The victorious Allies (specifically the US military government) and, later, the newly founded Federal Republic wanted to save private collectors and the art market from endless legal battles over works acquired during the Nazi regime. Even before 1945, much “degenerate art” made its way into museums and collections. The Museum of Modern Art in New York was able to acquire outstanding works formerly in the possession of German museums, as were the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Kunstmuseum Basel, the latter mainly at the infamous auction in Lucerne, Switzerland, on 30 June 1939.

The other works fall into the category of “stolen art”—treasures that were either stolen from their mainly Jewish owners or acquired through pressure and threats. So far, it is unclear how the works in Gurlitt’s possession came together: through purchase or exchange, lawfully or unlawfully, and whether they are owned or just held in trust. To determine this in individual cases will be hard, though no more difficult than in other restitution cases where German public museums are concerned. Hildebrand Gurlitt’s claim that his business papers had been destroyed turned out to be a lie: the documents were found in crates in his son’s apartment. Perhaps they will help to reconstruct the ownership history of individual pieces.

[Jasnuary 20 2012]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his Blackberry

Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his Blackberry

Can you be a feminist and unconditional support to her husband? Anne Sinclair responds strongly to Anne-Cécile Sarfati, deputy editor of ELLE, who conducted the interview: “unconditional support does not exist. The argument is if we decided to support. Nobody knows what happens in the privacy of couples and I deny anyone the right to judge mine. I feel free of my decisions, my actions, I decided my life independently. ”

Throughout the series DSK, women, including feminists, have criticized her attitude. “What women have felt disappointed with me, I am sorry to say, but that’s their problem! “Says the wife of former IMF chief. “I do not understand them, they express the views and feelings, but I listen to the idea that one can judge the attitude of someone in his private life completely foreign to me.” She added:” I claim my choices. That people take ownership of my life unbearable “Faced with the emotion and sometimes indignation, caused by the affair in France, Anne Sinclair responded:” I understand that this case has caused a stir and that ‘it is treated extensively. But I find that on this occasion all the levees that protected privacy have been breached. ” from Elle in French

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was ordered to pay 74,792 euros ($82,400) in back taxes and interest in a Luxembourg court ruling over his role at a bankrupt hedge fund he co-founded

Rejection judgment of the administrative court of appeal Mr Dominique Strauss-Kahn
08-11-2016

By judgment of 2 November 2016, No. 36410 of the role, the Third Chamber of the Administrative Court rejected and declared unfounded the action brought by Mr Dominique Strauss-Kahn against such a decision of the Director of Administration of Direct Contribution rejecting her complaint against an appeal bulletin collateral issued against him.

The court essentially held that the mere quality administrator of Mr. Strauss-Kahn of the LSK company can not exempt him from personal responsibility for the compliance with legal and statutory obligations of that company, as a director as a representative of a company, acting in lieu thereof, shall ensure enforcement of tax obligations of the legal entity he represents one of those obligations consisting in particular for the legal representative a company to operate, report and remit the withholding tax and, in general, to be paid on the funds it manages the taxes the company owes. The court therefore considered that Mr Strauss-Kahn was responsible, together with the CEO, to conduct the withholding taxes on wages and salaries of the LSK company employees and continue the amounts due to it under the administration direct Contributions.

The court therefore confirmed the obligation on the part of Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn to pay the sum of 74,792.40, – euros in principal and interest resulting from unrealized tax deductions for 2014.

[April 18 31 offshore companies were “established and operated by a subsidiary of LSK]

In October 2013, Dominique Strauss-Kahn became president of Leyne , Strauss- Kahn .    A total of 31 offshore companies were “established and operated by a subsidiary of LSK called ASSYA Asset Management Luxembourg (AAML)” and were registered in the Seychelles, the British Virgin Islands, Panama and Hong Kong, Strauss-Kahn had hoped to turn LSK into a $2 billion investment fund and headed its board of directors from September 2013 to October 2014. A subsidiary of LSK had been setting up offshore companies for wealthy clients since 2007,when AAML was called MZ Finance, named after its French founders Jean-Christophe and Fabien Zuili amount. These practices predate the arrival of DSK to head LSK, the other leader, Thierry Leyne committed suicide there a year and a half.
[December 2015] In a Paris courtroom a child’s unnamed 45-year-old mother requested about $8,672 a month in support payments from DSK, after allegedly trying unsuccessfully to get him to pay up for a year and a half.DSK, 66, already has four grown kids from three marriages, ranging in age from 20 to 42. The report said he had allegedly avoided the DNA tests, but gave in after a year and a half of legal arguments.

[August 2 2011 DSK: She kept a diary, she says, Marie Victorine ]

 

 

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The pressure became too strong. Marie M. Victorine, 38, decided to come forward and speak openly, without disguise. This young woman says she has been for nearly a year’s mistress Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a connection she recorded daily in a diary. Born of Spanish mother and Congolese father, she met with Socialist leader in February 1997 in his home town of Sarcelles, near Paris, where he was mayor. Secret meetings, stolen kisses, it evokes a consuming passion of love today. “My first love,” she said. A statement that sheds some light on what may have been the hidden life of DSK and explain the eagerness of lawyers Nafissatou Diallo, the maid of Sofitel, to uncover everything in the past the old boss IMF could serve the cause of their client. Swiss magazine

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DSK of National Credit Bank South Sudan

 

“The key catalyst of South Sudan’s civil war has been competition for the grand prize, control over state assets and the country’s abundant natural resources between rival kleptocratic networks led by President Kiir and (former) Vice-President Machar.“The evidence is thorough, it is detailed and it is irrefutable. It involves arms dealers, international lawyers, international banks, international real estate and it is because of these international actors that we are also able to provide solutions to help end this criminal behaviour to protect innocent civilians,” he said.
The Sentry • TheSentry.org
War Crimes Shouldn’t Pay: Stopping the looting and destruction in South Sudan
September 2016

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[June 23 The Libertine: Johnny Depp as a Dominique Strauss-Kahn-like politician ]

Johnny Depp as a Dominique Strauss-Kahn-like politician

Johnny Depp as a Dominique Strauss-Kahn-like politician?

At Cannes, Warner Bros. was “involved,” but the project “isn’t being developed at” the studio. Brett Ratner is going full steam ahead with his new project, “The Libertine,” starring Johnny Depp as a Dominique Strauss-Kahn-like politician accused of sexual assault — despite all the controversy surrounding the star. Ratner announced his plans for the film at the Cannes Film Festival on May 11.
Less than two weeks later, May 23, Depp was hit with divorce papers from Amber Heard, and the actress and her friends have leveled intense allegations of physical abuse against Depp, while his pals defended him.
“The Libertine” will star Depp as “a powerful French politician who endures house arrest in a luxury NYC apartment while awaiting trial for sexual assault against a hotel maid,” Deadline reported. The film’s “loosely based” on the 2011 DSK sex-abuse scandal. Criminal charges were dropped against DSK, who settled a civil suit with the maid for an undisclosed amount. Ratner added, “The whole movie takes place in one location, and I’ve never done that before. It’s one of the best scripts I’ve ever read. People are surprised, because I’ve always been a commercial filmmaker, and this is a much smaller movie.”
But an insider told Page Six of the project,“Everybody agreed it would be impossible to still use Depp in light of the [abuse allegations].” Casting Depp “would create some controversy; they decided it was too hot to go near. You can’t do it. Brett would be devastated as this is a dream project.” But a rep for Ratner said of dumping Depp, “It’s not true,” adding the film is in “active development” with the actor attached. The film’s produced by Lloyd Braun and Andrew Mittman.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s hopes of rehabilitation suffered a blow June 16 2016,  when he was ordered to pay €10,000 to anti-prostitution campaigners after losing a civil court case.   The former managing director of the International Monetary Fund knew full well that the women with whom he had sexual relations at orgies were prostitutes, Douai appeal court ruled.   Mr Strauss-Kahn, 67, was acquitted of aggravated pimping last year after telling a criminal trial that his recreational activities included sex with strangers at libertine parties

[August 19 2015 Dominique Strauss-Kahn: a layered comedic dramatization from Warners? ]
Warner Bros., which has pre-emptively picked up the spec script titled The Libertine by Ben Kopit. The script is described as being a layered comedic dramatization on the scandal. Kopit, the son of Nine playwright Arthur Kopit, is also a Columbia University undergrad and a recipient of the 2013 Sloan Screenwriting Fellowship, and the 2013 David C. Baumgarten Endowed Award in Comedy Writing, among several awards.
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[July 2 Polls & more PR for the striver]

DSK with Thierry Leyne
Prime Minister Manuel Valls beat Strauss-Kahn in the study by French polling firm Viavoice, which asked would-be voters who would make a “good candidate” for the Left in the 2017 ballot. The Next French presidential election is scheduled to be held in April and May 2017 [640+ days]. If voters are not really paying attention to the election, do not expect the polls to be an honest portrayal of future outcomes.
Valls claimed 47 percent support, with Strauss-Kahn as the runner-up with 37 percent. Strauss-Kahn proved to be less popular among Socialist Party sympathisers who participated in the survey. Constituents who tend to vote for left-wing candidates favoured PM Valls, Lille Mayor Martine Aubry, Royal and Hollande over the disgraced former International Monetary Fund chief. French President François Hollande managed only 23 percent support, finishing fifth among left-wing leaders.
[July 1 ]

https://twitter.com/dstrausskahn/status/614846993253298176
DSK says Athens’ creditors should accept a temporary suspension of payments.
“My proposal is the following: Greece should get no more new financing from the EU or the IMF but it should get a generous maturity extension and significant nominal debt reduction from the official sector,”
more PR here
The Luxembourg state prosecutor is reviewing complaints stemming from the collapse last November of Leyne Strauss-Kahn & Partners following the suicide of Thierry Leyne, who had co-founded the investment firm with Strauss-Kahn months earlier.
[February 24 Dominique Strauss-Kahn: more on Myriam L’Aouffir after French TV]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="413"] Myriam l’Aouffir: President of “Just for them”association,is proud to help girls in rural areas achieve their dreams

Saturday, February 14, 2015 changed Saturday, February 21, 2015 – 12:22

“Just for them’ has worked since 2004 for education and literacy in rural areas to the Morocco, Myriam l’Aouffir, founder of the Daenerys consulting agency ‘ Com and former head of Digital Marketing at France Télévisions launched in 2006 the project “A bike for her”then”A career for her”to enable girls to achieve their college, usually located a few kilometres from their home, and thus be able to continue their education.

Myriam l’Aouffir explains to Atlasinfo the course of these young girls, their success and their integration into professional life.
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DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 13: Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Myriam L'Aoufir arrive at the closing ceremony and the 'Sin City : A Dame To Kill For' premiere during the 40th Deauville American Film Festival on September 13, 2014 in Deauville, France

DEAUVILLE, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 13: Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Myriam L’Aoufir arrive at the closing ceremony and the ‘Sin City : A Dame To Kill For’ premiere during the 40th Deauville American Film Festival on September 13, 2014 in Deauville, France

Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said the cabinet had decided to terminate the services of the 65-year-old economist, who is now on trial in France accused of pimping.

“The Central Bank of Sri Lanka had hired LSK and Partners,” headed by Strauss-Khan,(LSK & Partners. DSK holds 20.2% via Parnassus ]la société Parnasse, créée en 2012]) without the proper authority to do so, Senaratne told reporters.

He said $750,000 had been paid to Strauss-Kahn’s LSK and partners, but it was not clear what work he had carried out, or if any more money was owed.
See?

[September 14 2014 DSK’s Myriam L’Aouffir out at French TV]

Daenerys’Com is an agency based on the great communication at the heart of digital, as strategies of image communication and opinion. This agency Council also specializes in digital marketing, strategic and competitive intelligence, crisis communication, training and lobbying more generally. Daenerys’Com aims to develop hubs of international influence and create such bridges around Morocco.

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2014
Myriam l’Aouffir launches Daenerys’Com
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Myriam L ‘Aouffir “now wishes on the basis of experience gained around strategies and digital innovations, to experience a new challenge.” The advocacy agency Daenerys’Com
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[July 20 2014 DSK Global Investment Fund: Vanessa Strauss-Kahn redux]

  DSK was first married in 1967 to Hélène Dumas, whom he met in 1963 in the south of France when she was 16 and he was 14, when he was in the equivalent of 12th grade. When his parents opposed their living together, the pair got married. They would have a daughter, Vanessa.

Hélène,Vanessa: DSK was first married in 1967 to Hélène Dumas, whom he met in 1963 in the south of France when she was 16 and he was 14, when he was in the equivalent of 12th grade. When his parents opposed their living together, the pair got married. They would have a daughter, Vanessa.

The consulting firm of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, made 2.55 million euros in turnover in 2013.

Blacklisted in France, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has always been rated abroad. DSK created Parnassus in September 2012 to monetize his lectures and advice to investors. In 2013, the former IMF chief has “pocketed” 2.55 million euros in turnover via Parnassus, four times more than in 2012, when the exercise was, it is true, lasted only four months. Once expenses paid – including that of a driver for 18 149 euros and 358 euros in fines – and taxes paid, the former presidential posted a comfortable profit of 766,334 euros, on which he chose to immediately pay 700,000 euros in dividends.
DSK delivers its opinions on the global economy for a price ranging from 50,000 to 150,000 euros for half an hour. a Chinese internet company, a group of Korean media and a Ukrainian forum have already paid up. DSK also charged consulting services to the Serbian government, a bank of South Sudan and the Russian development bank regions.

This is not all. In September 2013, the former Minister joined his friend Thierry Leyne to create the banking LSK & Partners. Listed on Euronext, it is now worth 57 million euros. DSK holds 20.2% via Parnassus. Finally, in March 2014 with Thierry Leyne and his economist daughter Vanessa , he launched the DSK Global Investment Fund. The partners hope to raise $ 2 billion from institutional investors. Strauss-Kahn, who has never managed money for investors, will be running the fund, with his daughter, Vanessa Strauss-Kahn, a Paris-based professor of economics at ESCP Europe, overseeing the firm’s research. Institutional investors, such as public pension plans, often require a three-year track record before committing large amounts of money to funds. “If someone is highly experienced and connected in the world of academia and finance, that’s all well and good but without money-management experience, it is hard as a fiduciary to entrust our funds with them,” said Michael Rosen, chief investment officer of Angeles Investment Advisors LLC, a Santa Monica, California-based firm that advises clients on hedge fund investments. “Maybe he will surround himself with a great team of portfolio managers and analysts but realistically I wouldn’t invest in someone with no track record.” DSK was first married in 1967 to Hélène Dumas, whom he met in 1963 in the south of France when she was 16 and he was 14, when he was in the equivalent of 12th grade. When his parents opposed their living together, the pair got married. They would have a daughter, Vanessa.

In this busy schedule, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, however, will find a place for the Carlton Affair trial in February 2015. With 12 others, he will be judged in Lille Criminal Court for “aggravated pimping meeting.”

[May 29]

he came to spend the night in our apartment when I was not there It was crazy, neighbors sent me text messages: you know that DSK is with her?

he came to spend the night in our apartment when I was not there It was crazy, neighbors sent me text messages: you know that DSK is with her?

The ex-husband of Myriam l’ Aouffir, Johnny Cloutier, was divorced a year and a half ago . 49 years old, a freelance Canadian music producer, he denounced the indifference and brutality of which he is the object . on 11 February, the Paris court awarded Myriam l’ Aouffir temporary custody of their two son, aged 4 and 14 years, Cloutier says he is ready to do battle, outraged by this decision: “I m ‘worried because my children alongside DSK, , who does not really embody the moral rectitude to which I aspire for them, “.

At the hearing, the deceived husband said after 22 years together he did not see coming: “In 2007, Myriam took a year off to work at the Embassy of Morocco to be responsible for external relations and promotion the exhibition of the kingdom at the International Exhibition of Tangier 2012. At this time, at a reception, she met Dominique Strauss-Kahn, “he says. But it was not until September 2012, from the media, that he discovered their relationship. “She denied, I believed …” dad admits wounded,”Two months later, she told me she was going to live with Dominique and she left me in the apartment . In the months that followed the revelations, Myriam l’Aouffir never was installed with Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who simultaneously maintained a relationship with the writer Marcela Iacub (January-August 2012), who wrote a book ( Belle and Beast ). “So, it was he who came to spend the night in our apartment when I was not there It was crazy, neighbors sent me text messages: you know that DSK is with her? She had changde locks. I was in the hole, no money to rent a studio, I slept at the hotel and in my office, “said John. The cheated husband recently returned to the apartment Hauts-de-Seine,, Myriam l’Aouffir moved with his sons a few steps from the apartment to DSK, on boulevard Raspail.

“Ambitious, energetic,” . “She is in love with life that DSK lives. Myriam’s father, a Moroccan who had made a fortune in real estate in Rabat, died when she was five, and her mother, a loving German kingdom had her offered a golden childhood, “sighs sadly Cloutier. Who fears that his ex-wife finally will be established in Morocco. “DSK has a big house with swimming pool in Marrakech, they go there almost every weekend there is a room for my sons… I can not fight. ” For now, the businesswoman is dedicated to launching his company and traveled the world, sometimes enjoying the contacts of her famous companion, such as during a recent trip to Russia.

[May 16]
France 2 featured a documentary on the euro where Dominique Strauss-Kahn comes, without jargon, among other witnesses.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn was a flop on France 2 May 16, only 1, 9 million viewers. Just ten days of the European elections and on the eve of the release of the film in France Welcome to New York from Abel Ferrara (inspired by the case of the Sofitel), France 2 has convinced DSK to speak on the euro in pre-recorded interview conducted by David Pujadas and Daniel Cohen. In fact, this interview is divided into several sequences in a set where others are expressed during the documentary aired Thursday at 20 h 45 with a debate in stride.

In total, the confidences of DSK does not exceed five minutes, but the announcement of his presence is a small media event insofar as his last televised speech of September 2011 on TF1. This return to the front of the stage for the former IMF chief is certainly also a factor in mobilizing public television viewers but the audience on a European issue seen by DSK,attracted only 1.9 viewers. Probably in the first half of 2015, ithe trial of the case of Carlton “affair” is expected.

[May 14]

On May 15 in the evening, a discussion that will bring together European policymakers with guest star Dominique Strauss-Kahn (thus signing his big TV return from his legal troubles). [sic]

Abel Ferrara’s “Welcome to New York”, based on the sex scandals and legal battles of French economist and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, will instead be released on the internet in France.Though no theatrical release date is set in stone for now, Cannes organisers have said the US director’s film may still be screened at the festival. The Cinéma de la Plage, May 16, midnight

“In France, since the law forbids simultaneous releases in cinemas and online, we chose the internet,” The producers have said the film will be available on various internet platforms, including iTunes.

[December 13 2013]

Anne Sinclair smiling and his companion Pierre Nora arrive at the Elysee Palace in Paris December 9, 2013. The historian was raised by François Hollande, the rank of Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor.

Anne Sinclair smiling and his companion Pierre Nora arrive at the Elysee Palace in Paris December 9, 2013. The historian was raised by François Hollande, the rank of Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor.

[September 18]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn will advise Serbian Deputy PM Aleksandar Vucic, the finance minister and the prime minister, and help Serbia reschedule its debt. He is expected to arrive in Belgrade next week.
[August 11]
Serbia has asked Dominique Strauss-Kahn to become a government adviser as part of its drive against corruption.
The disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund was approached because of his ability to reassure international investors after the finance minister was sacked this week, ministers said.
Aleksandar Vucic, the Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the biggest party in the ruling coalition, said that a foreigner without ties to domestic politics would be less inclined to corruption.
[August 9]
Gothamist
ITEM: “Sex parties attended by Dominique Strauss-Kahn were described by witnesses as ‘carnage with a heap of mattresses on the floor,’ a newspaper said Wednesday, citing a report by judges who charged him with pimping.” Pretty hottt, oui? Hard to think of anything that gets us excited more than heaping mattress carnage, but we tried:
1. Having Gerard Depardieu as a seatmate.
2 Buzzfeed
3. The opening titles of “Basic Instinct.”
4. Threesome with Guy Fieri and a loaded baked potato.
5. The New York Aquarium’s “Conservation Hall.”
6. Ten hours of uninterrupted sleep in your flannel pajamas.
7. Sharing popcorn with Mickey Rourke.

[July 7]

The judges also argue that Mr Strauss-Kahn deliberately sought to “cover his tracks” by giving one of his mobile phone cards to one of the alleged organisers of the sessions and using coded language for female participants including “gifts” and “equipment”.

The judges also argue that Mr Strauss-Kahn deliberately sought to “cover his tracks” by giving one of his mobile phone cards to one of the alleged organisers of the sessions and using coded language for female participants including “gifts” and “equipment”.

In a document justifying why they chose to send him to trial – leaked to Le Figaro newspaper – the two investigating magistrates in charge of the case said he was clearly the “lynchpin” of a prostitution ring operating out of the Carlton hotel in Lille, northern France.
The indictment states that “all those present could not have been unaware” that prostitutes had taken part in these soirées as “the age and appearance of these female participants left little doubt as to their activities”.
The judges said these get-togethers, mainly in hotels, amounted to “sexual consumption”, or even “carnage on a pile of mattresses on the floor”.
Their nature made it clear “this was in no way a question of libertine acts” but about “factory line sex” and “orders for services”.
Text messages made it clear that DSK, as he is known in France, “kept control over the planning of the soirées, which were organised according to his diary availability,” they wrote.
Some took place in a flat rented by Mr Strauss-Kahn, which suggests, they wrote, that he “committed a material act of pimping” as “making premises available for prostitution is pimping”.
The judges also argue that Mr Strauss-Kahn deliberately sought to “cover his tracks” by giving one of his mobile phone cards to one of the alleged organisers of the sessions and using coded language for female participants including “gifts” and “equipment”.
Last month, Mr Strauss-Kahn blasted an “exclusively incriminatory judicial investigation” after the prosecutor chose not to appeal the judges’ decision to send him to trial along with 13 other defendants.
His lawyer, Richard Malka, slammed a “relentless” and “absurd” judicial onslaught on his client tantamount to a “witch hunt”.
The Carlton case is one of a series of probes that were launched in the wake of Mr Strauss-Kahn’s 2011 arrest in New York on suspicion of sexually assaulting a hotel chambermaid.
The judges’ scathing assessment of the one-time French presidential favourite comes after he said he gave two interviews in which he claimed he had “no problem with women”, and that his political career was “in the past”.
He said his new career as an economic consultant to big business and politicians was booming, amid reports the Serbian government is considering contracting him as an adviser.
[July 27]

DSK is one of 13 people, including a senior police officer and two businessmen, who were sent for trial July 25 for “aggravated pimping as part of a group” for their alleged part in organising hotel orgies. A more serious accusation of “conspiracy” was dropped.

There will be the trial of the Carlton Affair. On July 26, the Lille judges announced referral of Dominique Strauss-Kahn to the Criminal Court for “aggravated procuring in a meeting alongside 13 others. Magistrates investigating the so-called Carlton Affair – allegations of hotel orgies with prostitutes in France, Belgium and the United States – decided today to overrule the state prosecutor and send Mr Strauss-Kahn for trial.

Both the prosecution and Mr Strauss-Kahn, 64, can appeal against the ruling. If they fail, the former IMF chief and French finance minister will finally face a trial for sexual misconduct after a series of failed prosecutions or out-of-court settlements in other cases. An allegation of sexual assault against writer Tristane Banon in Paris in 2003 did not result in criminal charges because it had passed the legal time limit. In October last year, French prosecutors decided to drop an inquiry into allegations of gang rape at a hotel in Washington after one of the women involved who had made the claim retracted her evidence.

The state prosecutor had recommended that the Carlton affair charges against Strauss-Kahn be dropped on the grounds of a lack of evidence.

Magistrates decided otherwise; they put aside a charge of “aggravated pimping as part of an organised gang”, but maintained the lesser charge of “aggravated pimping as part of a group”. He is facing trial along with 12 other defendants.

In France pimping can cover a wide range of crimes including aiding or encouraging prostitution. A trial is expected to take place next year. If convicted, Strauss-Kahn could face up to 10 years in prison and a €1.5m (£860,000) fine.

Can DSK appeal??
No, Dominique Strauss-Kahn can not appeal his removal to the criminal court. The prosecution, he has the ability but he has, at this time, not stated such an intention . [July 27] Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to face trial on pimping charges, French prosecutors say.

DSK is one of 13 people, including a senior police officer and two businessmen, who were sent for trial yesterday for “aggravated pimping as part of a group” for their alleged part in organising hotel orgies. A more serious accusation of “conspiracy” was dropped.

Under French law “pimping” can mean any action, paid or unpaid, which assists an act of prostitution. It is not suggested that Mr Strauss-Kahn was paid but that he helped to organise the parties with a series of telephone text messages.


[July 22]

SMS  texts?

SMS texts?

A civil party l’association Équipe d’action contre le proxénétisme – Team Association action against pimping – campaigning for the appearance of the former IMF chief. In its brief is to provide judges and which Le Figaro had access, it argues that DSK should be judged not only for “pimping” but for “concealment of pimping.” The reasoning of Mr. David Lepidi, his lawyer (the association is also vice-chaired by senior judge, Yves Charpenel), is as follows. First, Dominique Strauss-Kahn “knew the quality of girls recruited prostitutes for his own benefit” – that has always challenged the person. In addition, “he was the instigator of these evenings having initiated sex (…) the introduction of a system based on the convenience of its immediate environment in order to satisfy his sexual needs.” The proof is mainly based on the many SMS exchanged between DSK and his friend entrepreneur Fabrice Paszkowski where the words “friends”, “gift” or “material” would not have been used to designate libertines, as claimed by the ex-presidential candidate, but prostitutes. For the lawyer, the vocabulary is characteristic of areas of prostitution. DSK would have “encouraged prostitution activity he drew an immediate profit in nature having sex with prostitutes was not paying.”
It would also “provide the means to help the prostitution of others” by organizing parties in an apartment avenue d’Iena in Paris or paying for hotel rooms. Finally, “he generously offered prostitutes relatives,” says the lawyer. In fact, in the folder, one SMS sent to a friend – “X, it will work. I saw her tonight and gave her a gift “- is actually ambiguous. As for the offense of concealment of pimping is formed under Lepidi Me: “By not paying the services of prostitutes, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has the proceeds of the offense of procuring knowing that prostitutes were offered him by pimps. ”
In support of its submission, the lawyer produced a jurisprudence of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court in 1994 that validated the conviction for procuring a prostitute who had lent his van to a “colleague” to enable it “to pursue his amorous activities.”[rough Google translation]
The question is now whether DSK will continue its multiple activities, including international, without the sword of Damocles of a trial in 2014.

EACP Association
The association EACP is recognized as public utility since 4th march 1970 decree. It is the only French association able to constitute itself as civil plaintiff by law n°75-229 from 9th April 1975, thanks to its founder initiative Mr. Jean SCELLES, former Member of Parliament. The association takes in charge welcome of the victims and supports them with one of our volunteer lawyer until charge deposit.

[July 15]

DSK will join the Board of the Russian Bank for Regional Development, a financial institution controlled by the Rosneft oil company . He is listed as a representative of DSK‘ s consulting firm “Parnassus”。

Three former employees of Morgan Stanley (MS) left OAO Rosneft after eight months at the firm as Russia’s largest oil company switched its bank’s strategy to focus on corporate and consumer banking.
Rair Simonyan and Elena Titova, Morgan Stanley’s two top bankers in Moscow, and Walid Chammah, a former head of its international unit, departed from the Russian Regional Development Bank, Rosneft said in an e-mailed statement today.

Igor Sechin, an ally of President Vladimir Putin who runs Rosneft, hired the trio and Igor Kan, former head of Russian equities at Citigroup Inc. (C) in Moscow, to help hedge the company’s oil risk. Simonyan, Titova and Chammah joined from Morgan Stanley in November along with 10 of the U.S. bank’s support staff.
Sechin didn’t respond to requests for more information on Rosneft’s banking plans. Chammah declined to comment by phone.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, was appointed to the bank’s supervisory board, a spokeswoman for Rosneft said on the usual condition of anonymity. Strauss-Kahn left the IMF in 2011 after facing allegations including the attempted rape of a hotel maid in New York. He denied the charges, which were later dropped, and he settled the maid’s lawsuit last year.
Morgan Stanley, based in New York, was Russia’s top mergers and acquisitions adviser in 2010 and 2011. It tumbled to seventh position last year after the Rosneft defections, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
The U.S. bank advised Rosneft on its $10.4 billion initial public offering in 2006, Russia’s largest. It was one of the first U.S. financial firms to enter Russia after the Soviet Union collapsed, opening an office in Moscow in 1994.

MOSCOW, May 31 (UPI) — Clients of a bank owned by Russia’s largest oil company are under investigation for possible laundering of almost $1 billion, interior ministry officials say.

The money was sent from the All-Russian Regional Development Bank in three multimillion-dollar transfers to Belarus in 2011 and 2012.

The transfers allegedly paid for imported foreign goods.

Approximately 85 percent of the bank, the 78th largest in Russia, is owned by Rosneft, an oil company lead by Igor Sechin, a government official when Vladimir Putin was prime minister.

In announcing the investigation, an Interior Ministry spokesman said the criminal case is “not against the bank or its employees but in relation to unnamed clients of the bank.”

No arrests have been made and police say they have no official suspects.

A bank source said Rosneft has no connection to the alleged money laundering, ITAR-Tass reported.

The bank has 20,000 clients, the source said.

Belarusian imports and exports are hard for Russian banks to track because of the country’s membership in a customs union with Russia.

JFK airport May 2011

JFK airport May 2011

Investigators made the jaw-dropping discovery when they arrested Dominique Strauss-Kahn in May 2011, law enforcement sources said.

“He was wearing a money belt around his waist with stacks of foreign currency in different denominations,” said one source. “He also had stacks of foreign currency in his pants pocket. Bleary-eyed detectives counted each bill and handed DSK a receipt for the cash to claim once his criminal case was resolved.

[June 23]

Fabrice and frend

Fabrice and friend

The thinking of the Lille prosecution in moving to dismiss charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahnis now available in reports, here in rough Google translation. It appears to turn on a reading of the text messages exchanged with Fabrice Paszkowski , the business manager of Pas-de-Calais.
The offense of procuring also means’ aid, assistance or protection of the Prostitution of Others (…) or having been the instigator or aiding in the organization of a prostitution ring. ” By sending SMS [“Short Message Service” –text] to his friend entrepreneur Fabrice Paszkowski to ask for the “material” or provide evenings around the world with “small”, DSK was considered by the judges as the instigator of the parties and the primary beneficiary. This is not the opinion of the prosecutor. According to him, ” the organization of the network requires a more sophisticated use of SMS communication system . ” The term “material” ? It may include, according to prosecutors, libertine as prostitutes.

According to the prosecutor, it is clear that DSK, then head of the IMF, was courted. But ” it probably took advantage of his position, his reputation, if the men around him trying to get back personal advantage, its expected for the presidency of the Republic accession, this does not make it a pimp . ” His “friends” who always defended him saying hiding the professional nature of the parties, they should be referred to the court.

SMS messages were leaked in 2011 The Lille judges, who retain their records, investigate indeed now on SMS exchanges between DSK and Fabrice Paszkowski , the business manager of the Pas-de-Calais indicted for pimping and misuse of corporate assets.The individual is suspected of having organized thin parts to Paris and Washington have paid part of the services with the business.
The newspaper Liberation announced Thursday a series of messages exchanged between the two men, from the beginning of summer 2009. It is a question every time evenings with young women. “I’m taking a small boxes to Vienna (Austria) Thursday, May 14 It tells you to come up with a lady? “And DSK wrote in June 2009. A few days later, he re Lille interlocutor to ask him if he thought “the book suite with swimming pool.” A few weeks later, on July 4, it comes to an evening in Spain. “Do you (can you) to discover a beautiful naughty club in Madrid with me (and equipment)?” DSK proposes to his accomplice.
Then it comes to be found in Belgium, in late July 2009. “OK.Well received. In Ghent, you must tell me quickly what it is.This is a box or a private party? “. Finally, on July 30, 2010, DSK wrote: “At 2 o’clock in the morning, we took a bottle of champagne over. I’ll avoirdes huge debts. ”
“Perfect for Mosco, I’ll tell you Monday”
In May 2011, just before the Diallo case, DSK wrote a new message revealed by our colleagues in the point : “You come together in Washington?” and insists “I know her?”. These messages are sent by DSK mobile Fabrice Paszkowski. The businessman had indeed forgotten his phone at the end of organized at Hotel Murano thin part and it is DSK who had recovered. Whoever is then further IMF chief then sends SMS with the cell his friend.
The Lille judges also interested in posts mentioning executives PS, without apparent connection with unbridled sexual life of two friends. June 21, 2009, DSK writes: “Perfect for Mosco, I’ll tell you on Monday.” A few days later, he wrote “Call Christophe Borgel says him and asks that you can call home Aubry.” Christophe Borgel is the time for the leadership of the Socialist Party Martine Aubry alongside. The other part of the PS mentioned in trade is Jean-Marie Le Guen, deputy of Paris. “Le Guen said that you called” DSK sends 23 September 2009. Then on October 8: “You tell me Le Guen.”
Investigators will have to define links with Fabrice Paszkowski cadres PS. The case is even more troubling than the Lille business leader was close to DSK but never played a particular political role.

[June 12]

The happy couple at the French Open

The happy couple at the French Open

The judge in charge of the case now has one month to decide whether to follow the prosecutor’s advice or to insist on Strauss-Kahn standing trial.

In France, it is not unusual for judges to ignore prosecutors’ recommendations but Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers voiced confidence their client would be cleared.

“I’m happy the prosecutor shares our view that there is no admissible evidence of any crime or offence having been committed,” lawyer Henri Leclerc said

French prosecutors are seeking to have charges dropped against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a case involving a hotel prostitution ring.

Charges against Mr Strauss-Kahn and another man “were not sufficient”, the prosecutors said in a statement.

Mr Strauss-Kahn had faced charges of “aggravated pimping”.

He has admitted attending sex parties in northern France, but says he did not know that some of the women present were paid prostitutes.

The investigating judge in the case will now decide whether or not to drop the prosecution.

[May 25]

Myriam and Dominique view blood popsicles

Myriam and Dominique view blood popsicles

Myriam L'Aouffir and Dominique Strauss-appeared on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival

Myriam L’Aouffir and Dominique Strauss-appeared on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival

Myriam L’Aouffir and Dominique Strauss-appeared on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s vampire tale “Only Lovers Left Alive”. The story takes place in two evocative settings: Tangier, where Eve (Swinton) wanders the ancient streets in slow motion, wearing beige silk that swings with her long vampirish hair, and Detroit, where her life-long lover Adam (Hiddleston), a musician, hangs out listening to vinyl records and composing on his many stringed instruments, while awaiting his blood supplies. We also have a third character in Tangier, a cultivated old man named Marlowe (John Hurt), who perhaps is actually Shakespeare.

[May 19]

The venture involves Romanian, Sudanese, and Israeli partners. No further details have been made public, but DSK is not believed to have a stake in the bank.

The venture involves Romanian, Sudanese, and Israeli partners. No further details have been made public, but DSK is not believed to have a stake in the bank.

said the film was a “Shakespearian” look at a fall from grace

http://www.dailymotion.com/us/relevance/search/welcome+to+new+york/1#video=xzxnrf

Vincent Maraval, the co-head of Wild Bunch, which is distributing the film Welcome to New York in Cannes: “There’s a dozen lawyers working on the project. Every scene shot is validated by lawyers, even the improvised ones – everything is checked. There is also an error and omission insurance so that everyone we sell the film to is insured against possible legal action.”

The characters in the film are given fictional names. He said the film was a “Shakespearian” look at a fall from grace, the running theme in all of Ferrara’s work.

Maraval added: “He couldn’t care less about Dominique Strauss-Khan or French politics. What he’s interested in is what it means to be publicly disgraced for an addiction, in this case a sexual one, and what the implications are for a couple who’ve been living in denial. When the issue is out in the open does it bring them together or tear them apart?”

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DSK arrives in South Sudan to 'open bank' for Swiss interests

DSK arrives in South Sudan to ‘open bank’ for Swiss interests

Thunderstorm
88°F
Precipitation: 40%
Humidity: 57%

Strauss-Kahn said he planned to open the National Credit Bank (NCB), as well as explore investment opportunities in the new nation. Few details have been made public about the NCB bank, although AFP quoted officials as saying the Swiss-backed private venture was being launched in cooperation with South Sudanese partners. Straus-Kahn was greeted by South Sudan’s minister of commerce, Garang Diing, following his arrival in Juba. Sudan said on May 14 it had received the first crude shipments from South Sudan since 2012.

[April 26]
Dominique Strauss-Kahn , is working with an investment bank, the ARJIL member of Altium Group, a European network of teams investment bankers. The bank specializes in mergers and acquisitions and manages “big issues” of international dimension. DSK, they say, has an office on the premises of ARJIL, in Paris , however, “DSK and ARJIL are business discussions, as ARJIL is in discussion with other business and DSK has no office in the premises of the bank,”. The former IMF chief has an advisory role on some issues. A job that he would in conjunction with the various international conferences he has given abroad in recent months.

Paris, September 2011
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Jacqueline Bisset

Jacqueline Bisset

Jacqueline Bisset , aged 68 , will replace Isabelle Adjani in the role of Simone in the film prepared by the filmmaker Abel Ferrara about the former director of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn , replacing Adjani who has withdrawn from the role based on Anne Sinclair, aged 64.

2013Dancing on the Edge (TV series)
Lady Cremone
– Episode #1.5 (2013) … Lady Cremone
– Episode #1.4 (2013) … Lady Cremone
– Episode #1.3 (2013) … Lady Cremone
– Episode #1.2 (2013) … Lady Cremone

2012Two Jacks
Diana – 2010

2011-2012Rizzoli & Isles (TV series)
Constance Isles
– What Doesn’t Kill You (2012) … Constance Isles
– Burning Down the House (2011) … Constance Isles
– Rebel Without a Pause (2011) … Constance Isles

[March 8]

Focus now on Myriam?

rethink

Got to Rethink This

Halle Berry as Myriam

Halle Berry as Myriam

actress Isabelle Adjani has announced that she’s leaving the project, in which she was supposed to play Strauss-Kahn’s wife Anne Sinclaire. Her reasoning involves what she called the film’s “destructive intrusion into the private sphere of these two people.” “In the current context that notes that the destructive intrusion into the private sphere of these two figures, the bias to interpret this film can not match me today. ”

Myriam L'Aouffir at Wailing Wall with friend

Myriam L’Aouffir at Wailing Wall with friend

Myriam L’Aouffir is the Online Communication Manager and the Social Media Marketing Manager for France Television. She manages the e-Presence and the e-Reputation of the brands of France Televisions and defines digital communication strategies which take into consideration the new uses and new consumption patterns, related to the screens and the enhanced television. Prior to her current role, and after being in charge of the communication at France 2, she joined the Moroccan Embassy in Paris as External Relations Manager.
[November 8]

Dec. 19, 2011: Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn gestures as he speaks at an economy conference organized by Chinese Internet company Netease in Beijing, China.

Dec. 19, 2011: Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn gestures as he speaks at an economy conference organized by Chinese Internet company Netease in Beijing, China.

November 1, Dominique Strauss-Kahn conducted a workshop for a handful of senior execs by an investment company based in Singapore. His return to the circuit leading speakers was hailed by the media: “Invited by the group NetEase, one of the giants of the Internet in China.” Strauss-Kahn serves as an external consultant for the firm. DSK also spoke at a conference organized by Netease in Beijing, China The internet company that operates 163.com, a popular web portal. NetEase has a market value of US$7.8 billion as of May 2012, and over 6000 employees as of 31 December 2011. Some of the company’s most prominent clients came from overseas just to take part in the workshop.

During the workshop, Strauss-Kahn spoke mainly about the European and US markets and expressed pessimism about prospects of global economic recovery. He claimed that governments needed to take the required measures and affect reforms, otherwise the situation would deteriorate. He was more optimistic about the upcoming year, saying he foresaw no economic calamities on the horizon.

Strauss-Kahn stayed at a discreet boutique hotel so as not draw attention and kept a low profile throughout the visit.
[October 30]

Isabelle Adjani may play Anne Sinclair

Isabelle Adjani may play Anne Sinclair

So far, Abdel Ferrara has not raised the funds to start filming the DSK Sofitel movie; no French TV or producer in France has signed on. Filming is expected to begin this fall and be held in New York. More below
[October 25]

Pierre Nora and Anne Sinclair

Pierre Nora and Anne Sinclair

Composite photo illustrating rumor: Anne Sinclair and Pierre Nora, historian and member of the French Academy, 81 years old, 17 years older than Anne Sinclair

[October 18]

Invasion of privacy? 2012/09/24 Condoleezza Rice and Dominique-Strauss-Kahn in Ukraine

Invasion of privacy? 2012/09/24 Condoleezza Rice and Dominique-Strauss-Kahn in Ukraine

The magazines named in the suit are VSD and Closer, which had published photographs of Mr Strauss-Kahn and Myriam L’Aouffir embracing and other shots of the pair on vacation.
Mr Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer said he was seeking 80,000 euros (£65,000) in damages from VSD, the first magazine to publish the photographs, and 50,000 euros from Closer.
Mr Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer Richard Malka said it was clear the photographs were not in the general interest, adding sarcastically: “All this is not being done to sell copies, it’s just to inform us.”
The VSD photographs showed them on holiday in Corsica and claimed that with his new girlfriend, “DSK has become a gentleman again”.
L’Aouffir’s lawyer Laurent Jourdan said she was seeking 100,000 euros from each publication

Unlike the United States, French law (article 9) says “each person has the right to the respect of their private life” even when they are public figures or public officials. Even though Article 9 does not specifically mention a right over one’s image, the French courts have interpreted it as giving individuals a droit à l’image. What is protected is not the image itself, but a person’s right not be photographed without her consent. Article 9 provides protection even if the person is famous.
Paris lawyer Christophe Bigot argues that “all the events of a private life made public by a political figure should in principle become events about which investigation and news are legitimate.” In Ressiot and Others v. France, the ECHR held unanimously in June 2012 that the French Government had not proven that a fair balance had been struck between the different interests at stake.

Query: does the filing of the lawsuit not further display DSK’s separation from Anne Sinclair? Was the public display of affection not an answer to the interviews Anne Sinclair has given lately? Is it a warning to the producers of the film now being made [see below]? Or, was the suit filed to stop rumours

[October 1]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn addresses Moroccan Conference

Dominique Strauss-Kahn addresses Moroccan Conference

Dominique Strauss-Kahn filed on September 1 the statutes of a new limited liability company with the Commercial Court of Paris. “The company aims to advice, information, conferences in the economic, social, real estate, politics, both in France and abroad. And, more generally, all (…) relating to the subject indicated above or any other similar or related nature to promote, directly or indirectly, the aim of the company, its expansion and development. ” The official document then gives the name of the company: Parnasse [Parnassus],
The company’s offices are in Montparnasse in Paris’ 14th arrondissement, where Mr Strauss-Kahn now lives after splitting up with his wife of two decades, Anne Sinclair,

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[September 22]DSK continues his comeback in Morocco

[September 7]

dsk etc

DSK à monter au créneau

Myriam L'Aouffir,

Myriam L’Aouffir,

Myriam

Myriam L’Aouffir,
In a riposte to the Sinclair interview, a DSK public display of affection?

DSK to be played by Gerard Depardieu who will not his hair white

DSK to be played by Gerard Depardieu who will not dye his hair white

[Sep 1]Isabelle Adjani will play your character in a film by Abel Ferrara inspired by the DSK case. Did she contact you? I have no other information on the subject than what I have read in your newspaper. If Adjani requested it would you meet her? You say yes? Yeah, I love this woman . But if it is to talk about the specific topic you mention. In France, the press is free, , oh, the movie is free, oh. And I am free to live my life the way I want without being accountable to anyone.or telefilms There are also in preparation bestselling books of the case, Ariane Chemin and Raphaelle Bacque … Mitterrand had beautiful phrase: “Do not offend wants. ” How is your personal life from your separation from Dominique Strauss-Kahn? I look good, I took a vacation, I reworked hard, I am Building on the American elections. I still have a strong bond with my six children. And I’m very well, thank you.
[August 30]The US director Abel Ferrara — whose work includes steamy films such as “Bad Lieutenant” — is due this year to film a movie about the scandal with Gerard Depardieu in the starring role and Isabelle Adjani as Strauss-Kahn’s wife.: This will be the story of a couple caught in the storm. Even if we do not bear the names of the persons in question, who is fooled? It should be exciting because there is a director who is not French commands and it will go where it hurts. With him, there is no risk of political correctness. The idea is that Gerard Depardieu will not his hair white, and I’m not going to take 10 pounds heavier. No! ” It is not surprising that Abel Ferrara, famous for his sulfurous cinema, his attraction to the shallows, vice and the darkness of the human soul, was interested in such a story. Shooting is about to begin in New York, Washington and Paris.. Dsk, a one-time presidential hopeful and head of the International Monetary Fund, has been a political pariah in France since his arrest in New York last year over the alleged attempted rape of an immigrant hotel worker, Nafissatou Diallo.

 

President Hollande stands low just now in opinion polls. Nicolas Sarkozy’s problem is that he first needs to win a primary in November. He is no longer the champion of the right, but rather the challenger: His former foreign minister, Alain Juppé, 71, leads in the primary race. And a former prime minister, François Fillon, who is also running, is crucifying his ex-boss for comparing himself to de Gaulle. (“Can you imagine de Gaulle under investigation?” he lashed out recently, in a reference to long-running charges against Mr. Sarkozy of illegal campaign financing.)

So why should France need Mr. Sarkozy in 2017 if it did not want him in 2012? Because, as he explains in his new book, this is not the same country. The situation created by the recent wave of terrorist attacks requires a strong, experienced man at the helm, this argument goes. “I felt I had the strength to lead this battle at such a tormented moment in our history,” he wrote. Some saw in the title “All for France” a reference to a book written by Jacques Chirac for his 1995 campaign, “La France pour tous” (“France for All”). By reversing the proposition, Mr. Sarkozy hopes that his new patriotic spirit will prevail

 

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If this book has any meaning, perhaps its utility is that the time has come for clarity. I wanted to make the effort to go and get, in my heart, my truth on my mistakes as on my successes. I mean to say, without artifice, what I really believe in for the future. The only verdict that really important to me is yours, the readers.    In any political horizon that I may seek I mean less to seduce than to encourage understanding of the complexity of situations and the sequence of events.

 

 

 

[June 27 2015    Sarkozy: IMSI, Bettencourt, Bygmalion, “Kazakh-gate” ]

Keeping track of all those cases can be difficult. So here is a rundown of four of the most current and high-profile investigations involving Nicolas Sarkozy, with ratings on a scale of 1 to 10 of the potential to damage him.

1. The IMSI-catcher — 8/10

The case: In 2013, investigating judge Serge Tournaire was looking into allegations that members of Sarkozy’s entourage solicited funds from Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi to finance their boss’s 2007 presidential campaign. As part of that probe he ordered police to tap the mobile phones of Sarkozy and his lawyer, Thierry Herzog.

Suspicious of surveillance, the two men took to communicating instead over throwaway phones that had been purchased under a false name, Herzog told Le Monde in an interview last year.

The police caught on to this scheme, too. Using a scanning device known as an IMSI-catcher, they picked up the signal emanating from Sarkozy’s residence in western Paris and put new taps on both phones, which delivered the most problematic evidence yet revealed in public about the former president.

In excerpts of recorded conversations between Sarkozy and Herzog, which were originally published in the Mediapart newspaper, the two men allegedly discuss the planned seizure of evidence in yet another investigation, involving heiress Liliane Bettencourt.

They refer to a “friend” who is informed and can intercede to stop the evidence being seized. According to Mediapart and Le Monde, Herzog mentions that the man wants a posting in the principality of Monaco and Sarkozy says that he can help.

Judge Tournaire, arguing that the offer to help amounted to an attempt to grant a favor in exchange for information about a secret investigation, placed Sarkozy under formal investigation for violating the secrecy of legal proceedings, corruption and influence-peddling.

In French criminal law, a formal investigation means there is “serious or consistent” evidence of implication in a crime. It brings a suspect one step closer to trial. However, some are dropped without going to court.

What Sarkozy says: He has denied all wrongdoing. In a TV interview last July, Sarkozy pointed out that the friend discussed in the taped conversation, a magistrate named Gilbert Azibert, never got his job in Monaco. He refers to a another taped conversation that was never leaked to the press in which he allegedly withdrew his offer of help to Azibert.

Sarkozy also rejected the notion that he had used an intermediary to influence the Bettencourt investigation. He said that Azibert had exerted no influence because the court authorized the seizure of evidence — an appointment diary — against his wishes. “Where is there influence-peddling?” Sarkozy asked.

Still, Sarkozy’s lawyers appealed to have the tapes suppressed as evidence — an appeal that a court rejected after eight months of deliberation. Sarkozy’s legal team has lodged another appeal motion with the high Court of Cassation, but the investigation is ongoing while the motion considered.
If it is rejected, Sarkozy could be indicted on charges related to the accusations in the formal investigation. A state-appointed prosecutor would then try the case.

2. The Bettencourt affair — 1/10

The case: In 2010, L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt’s accountant, Claire Thibout, told Mediapart that conservative politicians including Sarkozy collected envelopes stuffed with cash at the billionaire’s house. She alleged that Eric Woerth, treasurer of Sarkozy’s 2007 election campaign, had been given an envelope containing €150,000 in cash shortly before the vote.

If proven, this would have amounted to a violation of French campaign finance law, which limits contributions to €7,500 for political parties and €4,500 for individuals.

In 2013, two judges in Bordeaux placed Sarkozy under formal investigation for trying to take advantage of a vulnerable person to take money from her. They had by that time stopped trying to prove he used the money to finance his campaign. A few months later Sarkozy’s name was removed altogether from the list of suspects.

Woerth, however, was charged with influence-peddling and illegal political financing. The judges also charged several people in Bettencourt’s entourage, including her “confidante,” François-Marie Banier, and her accountant, Patrice de Maistre, with fraud, taking advantage of a vulnerable person and money laundering.

In May 2015, a Bordeaux court handed down jail sentences for Banier and De Maistre but acquitted Woerth. The president of the court said that while there was a “strong suspicion” that Woerth had taken advantage of Bettencourt’s weakness to take money from her, evidence was lacking to prove it.
What Sarkozy says: Sarkozy maintained his innocence throughout the investigation. In a Facebook post after he was removed from the list of suspects, he denounced people who had questioned his probity during his 2007 presidential campaign.

Woerth, who sweated out years of investigation, is now a senior official in Sarkozy’s party, Les Républicains.

While the case is officially over, it lives on as part of the IMSI-catcher investigation.

According to French media, investigating judges argued that in their secret conversations, Sarkozy and his lawyer were trying to curry favor with a magistrate so he would stop officials from seizing Sarkozy’s appointment diary as evidence in the Bettencourt investigation (the diary was ultimately seized).

While Sarkozy cannot be re-investigated for the Bettencourt allegations, any trial on the newer accusations of influence-peddling would delve into the circumstances of conversations between Sarkozy and his lawyer. That, in turn, could dig up the freshly buried Bettencourt investigation, which took place under his presidency.

3. The Bygmalion affair — 4/10

The case: Judges have placed ten people under formal investigation for their alleged participation in a scheme to cover up campaign spending violations in Sarkozy’s 2012 campaign.

In France, the government sets a ceiling for how much money a campaign can spend in each of two rounds in the presidential election — €22.5 million for the second round in 2012.

Judges argue that Bygmalion, an events company that organized Sarkozy’s campaign rallies, used false invoices to underreport its spending. Then, using another set of invoices, it charged a much higher amount to the center-right UMP party for the same services. Witnesses cited in the French press claimed spending exceeded the legal limit by more than €15 million.

Former UMP chief Jean-François Copé stepped down from his post in the wake of the “Bygmalion” scandal.

What Sarkozy says: In a 2014 meeting with party members, Sarkozy told one who asked him about the Bygmalion affair: “There is a scheme, for sure. But the courts are taking care of it. Let me tell you one thing: The person most determined to make people who have done bad things pay is me!”
Sarkozy is not cited as a suspect in the formal investigation, although judges are trying to determine whether he knew of or encouraged the double-invoicing scheme.

So far, the investigation is ongoing. Here again, if the case is rumbling in the midst of the presidential campaign, Sarkozy could face embarrassing questions about the practices of his own party.

4. “Kazakh-gate” — 3/10

The case: Launched in 2012 by two Parisian judges, the investigation delves into the circumstances surrounding France’s 2010 sale of 45 Eurocopter helicopters to Kazakhstan in a deal worth about €2 billion, according to legal documents cited by Davet and Fabrice Lhomme in Le Monde.

The judges suspect that during a 2009 state visit to Kazakhstan, then-President Sarkozy was asked by President Nursultan Nazarbayev to help out three of his friends who were in legal trouble in Belgium, in exchange for the helicopter contract.

In March Jean-François Etienne des Rosaies, a former envoy under Sarkozy, was placed under formal investigation on suspicion that he received payment for pressuring a Belgian senator to adopt an amendment favorable to Nazarbayev’s three aides. Other close collaborators of Sarkozy are also named in the probe.

Sarkozy is not cited directly in the case. But a public trial of intermediaries allegedly paid by the Élysée to intervene on its behalf could prompt an unpleasant exploration of business practices under Sarkozy’s presidency.

What Sarkozy says: He has denied all wrongdoing.

[ June 22 Dominique Strauss-Kahn: live another day]

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will not testify in the conflict-of-interest trial of Groupe BPCE Executive Chairman Francois Perol. Sarkozy invoked his constitutional immunity as former head of state in refusing to appear as a witness. France’s central bank chief, Christian Noyer, is scheduled to testify Thursday, the court heard as the trial began Monday.
Perol, 51, who took over in 2009 at BPCE, is accused of violating a law prohibiting government officials from taking private-sector jobs in areas they oversaw. If convicted, he faces up to two years in prison and a fine of 30,000 euros.
Perol was Sarkozy’s top economic adviser and deputy chief of staff from 2007 to early 2009, when the government propped up banks including customer-owned lenders Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne. The government encouraged the combination of these two lenders to create BPCE and stem losses at Natixis SA, their common investment-banking division.

[August 29 2011 Dominique Strauss-Kahn more popular than Carla-Bruni Sarkozy?]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn more popular than  Carla-Bruni Sarkozy?

Dominique Strauss-Kahn more popular than Carla-Bruni Sarkozy?

Although those left in the running are not scandal-tainted like Dominique Strauss-Kahn, they lack his charisma and broad appeal. Most come across as unreconstructed Left-wingers who have failed to capitalise on Mr Sarkozy’s current unpopularity. Mr Sarkozy is seeing his own approval ratings slowly climb. He plans to strike a “father of the nation” pose after the timely birth of his child with third wife Carla-Bruni Sarkozy by the end of the year.

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This fictionalized biography attempts to paint the portrait of the new Montespan of Francois Hollande, with the technique and style of a celebrity magazine: there is no revelation by the person concerned; no doubt because ly the author only briefly met Julie Gayet for an interview. The latter gave him no interesting information, except: “Do not say I am the companion of the president!” …rough translation “Mademoiselle,” Pauline Delassus, Ed. Grasset, 158 p. (TDG)

French President Francois Hollande says he will not back down over labor reforms after unions threatened to escalate protests over the changes.
All but one of the union blockades at fuel depots have now been cleared, the authorities say. But shortages have caused long queues at petrol stations.
“I will stay the course because I think these are good reforms,” Mr Hollande said.
However, Prime Minister Manuel Valls signalled they could be modified.
June 2 saw many protest rallies across the country, with 77 protesters arrested.

[September 24 2014 Julie Gayet’s liaison has created a media frenzy around her

   Julie Gayet, French actress,   came to present and promote a Chilean film, Cristian Jimenez's Voice Over, [Director Cristian Jimenez]  which she produced (Producers: Cristian Jimenez, Nadia Turincev, Julie Gayet, Nicolas Comeau) at the Kursaal Palace during the 62nd San Sebastian Film Festival on September 23, 2014 in the northern Spanish Basque city of San Sebastian.   Her production company is Rouge International, with Nadia Turincev.

Julie Gayet, French actress, came to present and promote a Chilean film, Cristian Jimenez’s Voice Over, [Director
Cristian Jimenez] which she produced (Producers: Cristian Jimenez, Nadia Turincev, Julie Gayet, Nicolas Comeau) at the Kursaal Palace during the 62nd San Sebastian Film Festival on September 23, 2014 in the northern Spanish Basque city of San Sebastian. Her production company is Rouge International, with Nadia Turincev.

She is well aware that her liaison with the Head of State has created a media frenzy around her, which was previously a rather discreet actress and producer. Any of its outlets - recently at the Venice Film Festival or the Festival of San Sebastian - is guided by the tabloids, the actress then being flashed by all the paparazzi.

She is well aware that her liaison with the Head of State has created a media frenzy around her, which was previously a rather discreet actress and producer. Any of its outlets – recently at the Venice Film Festival or the Festival of San Sebastian – is guided by the tabloids, the actress then being flashed by all the paparazzi.

a société de production Rouge International, Julie Gayet & Nadia Turincev.

a société de production Rouge International, Julie Gayet & Nadia Turincev.

[August 14 François Hollande and Julie Gayet not about to marry]
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[July 20 Are François Hollande and Julie Gayet about to marry?]

French President François Hollande wrapped up a three-day tour of West Africa on July 19 with a visit to Chad,

French President François Hollande wrapped up a three-day tour of West Africa on July 19 with a visit to Chad,

Britain’s Daily Mail quotes Midi Libre ‘the highly respected newspaper’ as predicting that President Francis Hollande will marry Julie Gayet on August 12. ‘it is thought that Mr Hollande has felt increasingly uncomfortable attending official engagements without an official partner.’
During his speech on July 14 , François Hollande remained evasive on any developments in his private life, saying “When I have information to share, I will. But I have none” . A polite way of saying yes or no, leaving the door open to all speculations.

While Julie Gayet, a divorced mother of two, is barely known internationally, she is a well-known TV actress in France, having regularly appeared in a number of programmes, films and talk shows.

France warned Russia July 20 there would be “consequences” if Moscow did not put pressure on pro-Kremlin separatists in Ukraine to allow rescuers and investigators unfettered access to the crash site of flight MH17.
Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel and David Cameron agreed to call on their Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to pressure the rebels into allowing rescuers and investigators “free and total access to the site of the MH17 flight disaster to accomplish their mission.” “If Russia does not immediately take the necessary measures, consequences will be drawn by the European Union at the Foreign Affairs Council which takes place on July 22,” the French presidency said in a statement after the leaders of France, Germany and Britain held a conference call.

[July 17]

The role of official girlfriend in the shadows “is no longer appropriate “

Are François Hollande and Julie Gayet are about to formalize their relationship?
For her, it would be nothing other than the logical outcome of a relationship that has developed peacefully for three years. A perspective that begins to germinate in the minds presidential, yet stubborn principle, any form of commitment. “He is for the status quo. Close friends say Julie has been putting on pressure since the Spring. The role of official girlfriend in the shadows “is no longer appropriate” to the mother. Julie Gayet grew up in old family, between an respectable mother and father who was a surgeon and internationally recognized digestive diseases specialist . “She inherited quite conventional manners,” says Yves Azéroual.
Since the revelation of the affair, the couple has continued to spend time together. After visiting the chateau of Berrac, with François Hollande and Julie Gayet’s parents secondary residence in July, the presentation to the respective families continues.Julie’s brother, Erwan Gayet, was surprised to cross the president in a Parisian Sunday lunch. The actress organizes dinners in his loft in the 11th arrondissement, where such friends as Julien Dray, a witness of the birth of her romance with the president. She was also able to take her companion to spend the evening with his friend, Benjamin Biolay. More importantly, she regularly goes to the Elysee, where it was not uncommon at the end of the day, to come across i Hollande ntimate, Stéphane Le Foll, François Rebsamen or Michel Sapin. In short, without showing off, the couple does not hide from his entourage. However, this is no longer appropriate to Julie Gayet, who finds that silence, clandestine love feeding the rumor mill. Most persistent being that of a “rapprochement” of François Hollande and Valerie Trierweiler. Despite the failure, the shadow of that “reporter” still hangs over the Elysee

http://www.vsd.fr/contenu-editorial/l-actualite/les-indiscrets/2419-francois-hollande-avec-lui-c-est-du-serieux

French President François Hollande on July 17 started a three-nation West African visit to Ivory Coast, Niger and Chad as the French military operation in the restive Sahel region has expanded. A French soldier was killed in a suicide attack in the northern Malian city of Gao, the ninth French casualty since the January 2013 intervention. 3,000 French troops will be operating out of Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad and their regional objectives will cut across some of the world’s most remote, dangerous borders in the rugged, lawless scrubland of the Sahel.

[May 16]

Julie Gayet, the ‘ex-mistress’ of French president Francois Hollande, who dubbed the Nicole Kidman role as Grace Kelly in “Grace of Monaco”, attending premiere at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival Palais de Festivals, May 14

[May 1]
Julie Gayet, the French actress has now “broken up this relationship”with President François Hollande, She could, it went on, no longer take the “intrusion into her private life” and the “media pressure” the relationship had placed on her two teenage sons. She “has never dreamed of being first lady”. Mr Hollande had not entirely broken off relations with Valérie Trierweiler who considers she has “lost a battle but not the war”.

[March 2]

[February 26]

ruthless policy advisor played by Julie Gayet

ruthless policy advisor played by Julie Gayet

Julie Gayet [b. June 3, 1972] is expected March 6 in New York for the French Cinema Festival , but the actress has not confirmed her attendance.

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Closing Night! U.S. Premiere!

Director Bertrand Tavernier and screenwriter Antonin Baudry in person!

While he tries to navigate internal politics, the various strong personalities around him (such as a ruthless policy advisor played by Julie Gayet), and the stress of finding the Minister’s “voice,” Arthur must also write a speech for the Minister that will hopefully put them both in the history books.

[February 13]
Kate O'Toole, chair the international jury at this year's Discovery Zone film festival

French actress Julie Gayet, who was set to chair the international jury at this year’s Discovery Zone film festival, has cancelled her trip to Luxembourg. A replacement for the jury has, however, already been found. Kate O’Toole, daughter of screen legend Peter O’Tool, could take over the jury presidency.

[February 2]

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival is four months from now. Julie Gayet, the mistress of French president Francois Hollande, is dubbing Nicole Kidman’s role as Grace Kelly in “Grace of Monaco.” The Olivier Dahan film is set for opening night. The red carpet for opening night is going to be completely crazy.

This means that not only will international movie star and Oscar winner Kidman be front and center, but so will the “first lady” of France around whom an international scandal has developed.

[May 25 2013]

[February 28]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn fails to have kiss-and-tell book banned
Former IMF chief did win a court order insisting a card outlining his objections should be placed inside every copy of the book
[February 26]
[17 May 2011] Bernard-Henri Lévy defends Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Lévy, a French philosopher, says that his friend Strauss-Kahn ‘bears no resemblance to this monster being described’ [2013]‘I don’t like the donkey kick delivered to the “immensely rich” and “ambitious” woman who, for having schemed to become the wife of a president, is supposedly the truly guilty party, the one responsible for everything—an idiotic portrayal and, for anyone who knows or has observed the woman in question, an obscene accusation

In Beauty and the Beast, due to be released on February 27, Iacub says she had a relationship with Strauss-Kahn from January to August 2012, in the midst of the scandal over accusations he sexually assaulted a New York hotel maid the previous year.

She doesn’t name Strauss-Kahn in the book, but she told Le Nouvel Observateur magazine that it was about him, while admitting that she had mixed fiction with reality.

Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers said they will on February 26 seek the seizure of the books after suing Iacub and her publisher Stock for an attack on his private life.

If that is not allowed, they will seek for every copy of the book to carry an insert, lawyers Richard Malka and Jean Veil said, without giving details on what they want it to say.

Strauss-Kahn, who has called the book an “abomination”, is seeking 100,000 euros ($132,300) in damages and compensation from Iacub and Stock, and a similar amount from Le Nouvel Observateur.

Lawyers for Stock and Le Nouvel Observateur declined to comment on the suit, which will go before a Paris judge on February 26.
[February 24]
While the head of the IMF struck Iacub as a rather very rightwing politician, the sybarite in him was a true revolutionary, copulating equally with the poor and the ugly, the beautiful and the powerful
Dominique Strauss-Kahn reacted strongly after the publication Le Nouvel Observateur of excerpts from the book columnist Marcela Iacub the connection she had with him in 2012 .. In a letter to the founder of the weekly, Jean Daniel, DSK says “before a double disgust.” To begin with, “Whatever causes the behavior of a woman who seduced to write a book, relying on feelings of love to exploit financially.” He criticizes the “fantasy nature of the story and therefore incorrect” attacking “an attack contemptible in (his) privacy and human dignity.” [Google translation]

[January 25]
Carlton Affaire: DSK suspected of being the “instigator” of the network Judges in the Lille investigation say accordig to Le Figaro. ‘The judges felt that serious corroborating evidence make likely the effective and decisive participation of Dominique Strauss Kahn in acts of pimping,’ says Le Figaro.

[May 22 ’12]
French daily Liberation reported this month that two Belgian prostitutes questioned in the Lille probe described Strauss-Kahn as using violence during sex at the W Hotel in Washington and forcing a sexual act on her despite her protests.

Citing leaked transcripts of witness testimony to Belgian police, also involved in the probe, Liberation cited one of the prostitutes as saying that Strauss-Kahn “used force, he held down my hands, he pulled my hair, he hurt me.” The woman is quoted as testifying that another man held her hands down while Strauss-Kahn assaulted her.

Neither of the prostitutes has filed legal complaints, but French rules allow for an investigation even without a formal complaint.

According to a statement from the Lille prosecutor, the investigation centres on an incident “that could be described as gang rape”.

May 21, 2012 at 09:33 (Updated: May 21, 2012 at 09:42)

Prosecutors in Lille examines what took place between 15 and 18 December in Washington, during which parties participated Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Prosecutors in Lille on Monday ordered a preliminary investigation of the facts ” could be described as gang rape “which allegedly took place in Washington between 15 and 18 December 2010, as part of the case known as the Carlton, he said in a statement.

The facts alleged were identified by the magistrates in charge of the case of aggravated pimping and allegedly committed at a party in the U.S. capital, attended by including Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

The prosecution stated that it had ordered an investigation, “according to the practice” , he confided to the direction of interregional judicial police in Lille.

He was seized on March 28 – two days after the indictment of Dominique Strauss-Kahn for aggravated procuring in an organized – by the judges, ” an order of referral for all practical purposes, for acts of gang rape. ”

These facts are related to testimony from two prostitutes who participated in a Belgian living in Washington in December 2010 along with Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Fabrice Paszkowski, David Pug and Commissioner Lagarde.

These testimonies were collected by the Belgian police last December, as part of an agreement with the French justice.

One of them – who has not complained – said to have been at a party, December 16, 2010, certain sexual acts in a non-consent.

Heard December 5, 2011 by the Belgian police – as part of an agreement with the French justice – she says that DSK would “use of force, that is to say, he held my hands. He pulled my hair, it hurt me. I weigh 50 kilos, it is heavier. ”

Always according to his account of the minutes, DSK then tries to sodomize. “I refused and told her no, I do not want. I tried to get loose but it was complicated because it was on me and it is very heavy […]. Admittedly, I did not yell, but I made it clear that I did not want to repeatedly aloud. ”

The allegations are said to have come to light from evidence given by a Belgian prostitute who told Belgian police that she was forced into certain acts of non-consensual sex while in Washington on 16 December 2010. She has not filed a complaint.

“I didn’t scream but I said clearly and loudly that I didn’t want to,” the woman is said to have testified.

But a second Belgian prostitute has called her account of events into question, in an interview with French media.

Police in Washington say they have checked their records for 16 December at the city’s W hotel, named by media as the hotel involved, and have found no reports detailing allegations of such activity.
[February 22]French police released former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on February 22 after nearly 30 hours in custody for questioning about a suspected hotel prostitution ring.
Strauss-Kahn, 62, is expected to be summoned again next month by judges who will decide if there is enough evidence to press charges in the case. Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was taken into custody February 21 at Lille, to be heard on his alleged role in the case of pandering so-called Carlton.

DSK at police barracks, Warrant Pruvost, located in downtown, boulevard Louis-XIV

DSK at police barracks, Warrant Pruvost, located in downtown, boulevard Louis-XIV


The former Socialist minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn , 62, is heard, yesterday morning as a witness in the case of Carlton in Lille . After dropping the charges for sex crimes, in August 2011 in the case of Sofitel New York, former IMF chief is now overtaken by an affair of procuring alleged in the North, involving police, men business close to the PS and a pimp Belgian Sleep “Brine”. A new episode judiciary that could ruin his last ambitions, mentioned on TF1 on 18 September, to return to politics. Police custody extended The former head of the International Monetary Fund has been convened February 21 at Lille , in the austere local the police barracks, Warrant Pruvost, located in downtown, boulevard Louis-XIV. It was at the request of judges that the building has been designated to host the hearing. Upon arrival, Dominique Strauss-Kahn was served with his placement in custody for “complicity in pimping compounded by an organized “and” the misuse of corporate assets, “prosecutors said. His lawyer Me Frédérique Baulieu joined the scene to assist in the police custody . DSK had to stay overnight in the barracks. His detention was extended for 24 hours last night. The three judges arrived on the scene shortly after 21:30, notifying him of this extension. It is common for judges anticipate the extension of police custody before the end of 24 premières hours, but it takes effect only after they passed. Following his detention , the former minister can be left at liberty without prosecution, or be brought in the wake before the judges, who may also convene later. Soirées libertines investigators should police the ‘ask about libertine parties which he participated, including Paris and Washington: did he know that women who attended were prostitutes? Evidence has revealed that several trips were organized and financed by two entrepreneurs in the Pas-de-Calais, Fabrice Paszkowski, head of a medical equipment company, and David Roquet, former director of a subsidiary of construction group Eiffage . Heard also IGPN If the judges were asked to estimate the sufficient charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn , the latter could be prosecuted for complicity in pimping compounded by an organized and the misuse of corporate assets, offenses punishable by 20 years’ imprisonment and five years imprisonment. This would imply that DSK leader was aware of the possible origin of fraudulent expenses he would have enjoyed. The question of possible counterparties to these parties should also be asked him. Dominique Strauss-Kahn should also be heard today by police IGPN (General Inspectorate of the National Police, “police policies”) in the police element of the file. Eight indicted eight people were indicted, including three officials Carlton Lille , a lawyer and the head of the Criminal Investigation Department of the North, Commissioner Jean-Christophe Lagarde. The latter, suspended from duty, had been heard in the same barracks Lille.

The French version of the Huffington Post , led Anne Sinclair , treats this morning in a relatively dramatic, although this layout is conventional for this site information, the hearing of DSK “” In custody. Ins and outs of the case of Carlton Lille “is the title of the article accompanying the photo of him that justice have been hearing this morning. Faithful to the words and commitments made during the press conference to launch the site information, the wife of former IMF chief wanted to be treated this case like any other information of this magnitude. Symbolic layout is none the less almost excessive in its form: as an exclamation point affixed to the bottom of an information, which should suffer in his mode of treatment, the smallest reproach. And this is the case.

 

[February 21]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived voluntarily at a police station in the northern city of Lille just before his February 21) appointment for questioning about his role in the latest sex scandal to beset his ruined career.

Shortly after his arrival, prosecutors said he would instead be detained on suspicion of “complicity in pimping” and “misuse of company funds” and could thus face charges and see his detention stretch to 96 hours.

He insists he did not know that the women were prostitutes.

“I challenge you to distinguish a naked prostitute from any other naked woman,” his lawyer Henri Leclerc has told French television.

In France, illegal for an official to accept gifts of any kind from a company

In France, illegal for an official to accept gifts of any kind from a company

[February 18]Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to be questioned Feb. 20-25 by police investigating an alleged prostitution ring in northern France French newspapers have carried reports for months about alleged links between Mr Strauss-Kahn and a call-girl racket, known as the Carlton affair after the name of the Lille hotel where clients were allegedly supplied with prostitutes. Reports say Mr Strauss-Kahn could be charged if magistrates deem that he was aware the women who took part in sex parties he is alleged to have attended were prostitutes.

Mr Strauss Kahn’s lawyer has previously said the former IMF chief thought he was participating in swingers’ parties and had no reason to believe the women involved were prostitutes.
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Criminal case on sexual assault charge in New York – dropped 23 August
Civil case on sexual assault charge in New York – ongoing
Criminal investigation on attempted rape claims in Paris – dropped 13 October
The Carlton Affair has already led to the arrests of several leading figures in the city, including businessmen and police chiefs