The Court considered on Monday “that there was no reason to reproach anything whatsoever” to the former Minister of the Budget with regard to the dispute between businessman Bernard Tapie and Crédit Lyonnais over the Adidas sale.
Former minister Eric Woerth, deputy of the presidential majority, escapes a trial. The Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR) ordered, Monday, October 3, a dismissal in the judicial investigation relating to a tax boost granted to the businessman Bernard Tapie.
Eric Woerth was suspected of having granted tax assistance to Bernard Tapie in the context of an arbitration rendered in 2008 and since canceled in civil proceedings. Bernard Tapie was granted 403 million euros to settle his dispute with Crédit Lyonnais over the sale of Adidas.
“The CJR plunged into the intricacies of this technical affair and a kind of general agreement was reached to conclude that there was no reason to reproach anything to the Minister of the Budget at the time which had arbitrated the regime applicable to the indemnity of Bernard Tapie with regard to the sale of Adidas”, the council said.
Former chairman of the National Assembly’s finance committee from 2017 to 2022, and former Minister of Budget and Labor for Nicolas Sarkozy from 2007 to 2010, Eric Woerth left the Les Républicains party in early 2022 to join the presidential majority. He was re-elected MP for Oise in June under the colors of Emmanuel Macron’s party.
Source: France TV Info