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French foreign minister’s son targeted by US arrest warrant

© AFP | Thomas Fabius is wanted in the USA for writing bad cheques to cover gambling debts at casinos

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2015-10-30

The son of France's foreign minister faces criminal charges in the United States over allegations that he passed bad cheques to casinos in Las Vegas, according to a report in French weekly Le Point.

Thomas Fabius, eldest son of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, is now a wanted man in the US, Le Point reported.

According to his arrest warrant, Fabius wrote bad cheques totaling more than $3.5 million to cover gambling debts incurred on the night of May 15, 2012.

On May 16, 2012, his father, Laurent Fabius, was officially appointed France's foreign minister.

As a result of the warrant issued in May 2013, the younger Fabius risks arrest if he sets foot anywhere in the United States, a spokesman for Nevada's Clark County told AFP.

Fabius, 33, who heads a financial consulting firm, has reportedly spent millions of dollars in casinos in the past and was investigated in 2013 for fraud and money laundering over a shady real estate deal.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)

Date created : 2015-10-30

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