Christine Lagarde and Nicolas Sarkozy embroiled in new corruption inquiry

Peter Allen
The Telegraph

Christine Lagarde and Nicolas Sarkozy were embroiled in a new corruption inquiry on Sunday over the awarding of Legion d’Honneur for political favours.

The pair already face allegations that Miss Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), authorised a £270?million payout to a prominent supporter of the former French president when she was his finance minister.

Now, they face a separate inquiry in a row over the amount of compensation that Mr Sarkozy’s government should have paid following the collapse of Itea, an insurance company, in 2009.

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