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Representative Mayer Habib is under investigation for “embezzlement of public funds”

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Deputy Meyer Habib, linked to the group Les Républicains (LR), is targeted by an investigation for “embezzlement of public funds”, we learned on Wednesday, November 30 from the Paris prosecutor’s office, information confirmed by BFMTV. Office in the National Assembly Deputy for 8e A constituency of French living abroad — which notably covers Israel, Greece and Italy — was searched on Tuesday, we learn from the same source.

The Paris prosecutor’s office said that the investigation was entrusted to the OCLCIFF (Central Office for Combating Corruption, Financial and Fiscal Crimes) in November 2021.

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According to BFMTV, investigators suspect irregularities in the salaries of parliamentary collaborators, and the investigation is linked to a report from Tracfin, the economy ministry’s anti-money laundering service.

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Meyer Habib, who is close to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, sat on the UDI group during the previous legislature.

At this stage, the deputy did not respond to requests from Agence France-Presse.

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