Police have detained for a second day fund manager Patrice de Maistre, a lawyer, photographer Francois-Marie Banier (pictured, left) and the manager of a private island linked to Liliane Bettencourt, in a scandal that has rocked France.
Four people connected to billionaire L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt were detained for a second day by police Friday, in a scandal that is rocking French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s government to its core.
Her former tax lawyer Fabrice Goguel was also held, along with Carlos Vejarano, the manager of the Arros island in the Seychelles which Bettencourt allegedly owns and has used as a tax haven.
Police have opened three investigations involving Bettencourt, who is France's richest woman, following allegations of tax evasion and illegal donations to Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign.
What the butler heard
Day two: France 24's Fiona Cameron reports on second day of L'Oreal quartet detention from Paris, France
Date created : 2010-07-16