French Prosecutors Open Probe Into "Slur" Macron Hid Offshore Bank Account

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As reported overnight, documents leaked online appeared to show that French Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron entered into an operating agreement for a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in the Caribbean island of Nevis, and that the company may have had a business relationship with a bank which has been previously involved in tax evasion cases in the Cayman Islands. The anonymously released PDF files purported to show corporate records of a company named La Providence LLC apparently created by Mr. Macron in Nevis, a noted offshore tax haven. La Providence is the name of Mr. Macron’s high school in his hometown of Amiens.

In April, the establishment's favorite candidate denied that he was concealing assets or hiding offshore accounts or inheritances from French authorities, even as his opponent Francois Fillion became mired in similar allegations. If confirmed as authentic, the documents would prove these claims to be untrue and provide important clues as to where the hidden funds might be located. It could also have an impact on this weekend's election.

And since the alleged documents appear to have caused quite a stir in France, this morning French prosecutors opened a probe into what the WSJ said was "a suspected attempt to tar presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron" after Marine Le Pen’s suggestion during Wednesday night’s live TV debate which echoed the contents of the leaked documents, saying that Emmanuel Macron had a hidden offshore bank account in the Bahamas.

Macron said her suggestion was "defamation" and Le Pen's remark prompted Macron to later issue a vigorous denial and file a complaint with prosecutors against unknown persons over "the spreading of false information" and for attempting to manipulate the election. Prosectors said they opened their investigation in response to Mr. Macron’s complaint.

According The Local, during one particularly heated exchange in a debate marked by insults and invective the pair argued about the legal issues they faced. After Macron said it wasn’t him that was under investigation by police, referring to the fake jobs allegations facing Le Pen, the far right candidate replied: “I hope we don’t discover you have an offshore account in the Bahamas.” Macron warned her that her suggestion was "defamation".

Judicial sources told AFP prosecutors in Paris had opened a probe following the complaint from Macron, which comes three days before Sunday's presidential run-off vote. A source close to the case told AFP, the complaint targets "information that circulated Wednesday night on the internet" alleging tax evasion in the Bahamas.

On Thursday morning, Marine Le Pen admitted on French radio that she had no proof of any account in the Bahamas. Later on Thursday a member of his entourage said "we will not hesitate to launch defamation proceedings against anyone who repeats this false information.” They also released an eight page document in a bid to demonstrate the rumours were just fake news.

Furthermore, according to the WSJ, the Financial Services Regulatory Commission of Nevis has no record that a company named La Providence had ever been registered in the tiny Caribbean island, Ercil Dore, a corporate registration officer with the commission, told The Wall Street Journal in a telephone interview.

For his part Macron also took to French radio to rubbish the rumours.

"I have never had accounts in any tax havens whatsoever, firstly because it is not in my nature and secondly because I have always wanted to return to the public domain,” the former minister of the economy told France Inter radio.

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Haus-Targaryen's picture

Oh Dear God, please let this go big in France. I saw this on pol yesterday, glad its getting traction. 

Looney's picture

 

They’re not investigating whether Macroni-and-Cheese does, in fact, have an account. They are investigating those who could’ve “tarred” the fucking globalist scum. Hmm…  ;-)

Looney

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Who's the French equivalent of Comey?

froze25's picture

So does he have a shell company in the Caribbean? Is he the NWO Bankster that we suspect he is?

BaBaBouy's picture

He Has a 64 years old Wife!

He must have other Skeletons in his Closette ???

giovanni_f's picture

most importantly, investigate the leaker (who is Putin), not the leak.

BennyBoy's picture

 

Is it a slur if it is true?

giovanni_f's picture

his wife _is_ the skeleton

john doeberg's picture

/Pol/ is kike's biggest fear.

OY VEY !!!

 

land_of_the_few's picture

Harsh, but fair. Touche, mon ami!

tmosley's picture

Distributing extra ballots to groups that overwhelmingly favor one side? Eh, we'll get to it after the election.

Distribute information on the favored candidate's criminal exploits? WE'RE ON IT!!!!

BullyDog's picture

Still good betting odds on Le Pen winning this.   Hmm double bluff me wonders.

ATM's picture

When that Fucker Obama put out an endorsement of Macron yesterday I knew that LePen had a good chance of winning.

ThaBigPerm's picture

If it's true, he has the perfect defense - he wouldn't know the first thing about setting up any of that, so it would have had to be set up on his behalf by someone else.  The dude is such a bobble-head made man, he was given an executive position at a bank when he didn't even know what EBITDA was ... then his name written on a multi-billion euro merger so he could pocket millions in commission from that one deal.

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Not sure that that's any kind of defense.

"My lawyer and my accountant did it, and I had no idea."

Just doesn't cut it.

(I'm not saying he understands any of it, just that it wouldn't help him to go down that road.)

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I'm old enough to remember. Your comment just brought the nightmares back. Oh the horror!

 

HooRAY4rSIDE's picture

"Who's the French equivalent of Comey?"

 

Inspector Clouseau

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lol

So who's Dreyfus?

And who would be Cato?

Haus-Targaryen's picture

The amount of time I can blow on pol is actually shocking.  

 

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Have you seen this?

http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/12475393#q12405393

I "lol'ed" so hard given its coming from Bulgaria. 

land_of_the_few's picture

Was it a bastard file? :D Perhaps she is wearing a chastity belt? Oh dear. The scuffed knees fit the humour too.

Teja's picture

Le Pen does NOT have a business account or company on Aruba. None. Nada.

Rubicon727's picture

It's been surmised that in the last 6-8 years, the French connection with Germany has been a key to why the French have NOT suffered the hideously evil "austerity measures" Italy, Spain, and Portugal have experienced; all thanks to German financial power.

 

As a result, and unlike the growing furor in Italy, the French will vote for this hologram idiot. But wait until the US capitalist system begins to significantly decay. Then we'll see all hell broke loose in France.

 

land_of_the_few's picture

That, and having a humungously bigger and more stable economic base :D

swampmanlives's picture

Marine is probably hoping for another terrorist attack

froze25's picture

Doesn't seem necessary, they happen on a daily basis to the regular French people that have to put up with no-go zones.

Cruel Joke's picture

Yeah, where are those freelance self-exploders, truck jihadis and lone wolfs?

mavenson's picture

The French understand what Macron is, a pretty boy to tell them pretty lies. His rothschild-mom-wife thing is pretty weird though. Hope this does change opinion, but who wouldn't expect it from a guy like Macroon.

Teja's picture

Uh, you think the Evian Poster Girl is telling the French the truth?

Bubba Rum Das's picture

"His Rothschild-mom-wife thing is pretty weird though."

Not really, Macron is just your typical Rothschild Euro Puppet, that's all...

Satanism, fucking & marrying a mother figure, child molestation & sacrifice, financial embezzlement, etc. is all pretty normal for these EU ruling elitist types...

gaoptimize's picture

Maybe Macron is the person "The Merovingian" in "The Matrix Reloaded" was fashioned after?

BorisTheBlade's picture

Macron's spouse ain't exactly Monica Bellucci type.

U4 eee aaa's picture

This is great. First Hillary and now this chump.

It seems someone doesn't like you establishment.

Now you know how the little guy feels

elegance's picture

You understand they are investigating those who spread this defamation and not Macron? 

SwaziRed's picture

What? No French pizza parlor child sex ring?

Tsk. You're slipping, Vlad.

froze25's picture

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