Latest update: 18/08/2010
Bettencourt Case: Is the prosecutor too close to the president?
Public prosecutor Philippe Courroye, who oversees the infamous Bettencourt case, makes the headlines this week. Some question his independence, as he does not hide his friendship with President Sarkozy. Also in the news is Lies Hebbadj, who was at the heart of a polygamy row. He is now being charged with rape.