The Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office said it was investigating a report by the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) on the far-right candidate for French President, Marine Le Pen. According to investigative portal Mediapart, Le Pen and her party politicians are accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of euros in EU funds.

The Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office, quoted, among other things, confirmed by Reuters that it had received the European Agency’s report on March 11.

On Saturday, investigation portal Mediapart wrote that The report found that members of the far-right National Union party embezzled a total of 617,000 people. Euro, including Le Pen – 140 thousand. They are not accused of obtaining direct benefits from embezzled funds, but are accused of using it to cover staff costs and organize events.

The French will not be fooled by the attempts of the European Union and European institutions (…) to interfere in the presidential campaign and harm Marine Le Pen – Commented in an interview with Radio Europe 1 close colleague of Le Pen and RN representative Jordan Bardella.

He added that his party had already filed two complaints against Olaf and would file a third complaint in response to the report.

In turn, Le Pen’s lawyer, Rodolphe Boslot, informed in an interview with BFMTV that His client denies the allegations against her. He stated that he had not yet been questioned and that neither he nor Le Pen had read Olaf’s report.

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In the Le Pen case, allegations of misuse of EU funds to pay parliamentary assistants have been investigated since 2017..

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