Police have questioned L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt's financial advisor Patrice de Maistre (pictured) for a second time over his role in a tax fraud scandal and allegations that he handled illegal campaign donations.
Scandal-plagued French Labour Minister Eric Woerth denied any wrongdoing or conflict of interest when police questioned him for eight hours Thursday in connection with financial scandals surrounding France's richest woman, his lawyer said.
French police searched the home of L'Oreal billionaire Liliane Bettencourt's estranged daughter Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers on Wednesday, as the investigations into tax evasion and corruption continues.
Questioned by police on Monday over allegations of illegal donations to Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 presidential campaign, L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt (photo) said financing politics was not her "centre of interest".
A French judge has rejected a request by the daughter of Liliane Bettencourt, the billionaire L'Oréal heiress at the heart of a politically-charged tax fraud and corruption scandal, to place her mother under legal guardianship.
Amid a growing scandal involving Labour Minister Eric Woerth, in which new revelations seemingly appear daily, the French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s already tense relations with the French press are being further strained.
French police questioned the wife of embattled Labour Minister Eric Woerth Wednesday over alleged tax evasion by her former employer, L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt. Woerth himself is also set to be questioned.
The French cabinet is expected to approve prosecutor’s request to question scandal-plagued Labour Minister Eric Woerth Wednesday over allegations of corruption related to political campaign donations from L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt.