Two investigations into the “conditions of intervention of consulting firms in the 2017 and 2022 campaigns” opened by the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office

Two judicial inquiries were opened on 20 and 21 October by the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) into the “conditions for the intervention of consulting firms in the 2017 and 2022 election campaigns”said the financial public prosecutor, Jean-François Bohnert, in a press release made public on Thursday, November 24, after revelations from the Parisian.

The first judicial investigation relates to the counts of “non-compliant keeping of campaign accounts” and “reduction of accounting elements in a campaign account”; and the second, on counts of “favoritism” and “concealment of favouritism”.

These two investigations, entrusted to investigating judges, are in addition to a preliminary investigation opened on March 31, 2022 for “aggravated laundering of tax evasion” targeting the consulting firm McKinsey, after the publication of the report of a Senate commission of inquiry. In addition to the fact that the American firm had not paid corporate tax between 2011 and 2020, while it achieves in France an annual turnover of several hundred million euros, the parliamentarians had also revealed that the contracts concluded between the State and consulting companies in general had “more than doubled” between 2018 and 2021 to reach the record amount of 1 billion euros last year.

In February 2021, we revealed in a survey the power of this consulting firm in the shadow of many macronie decisions, from the creation of En Marche to the French vaccine strategy.

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