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Marine Le Pen, the president of the French far-right Front National (FN), has been dealt a blow after her party was charged with misuse of assets and complicity in fraud in a continuing campaign finance inquiry.
Investigating judges suspect senior FN officials and associated companies of defrauding the state by inflating campaign expenses for the 2012 parliamentary elections.
Wallerand de Saint-Just, the party treasurer, said on Wednesday as he emerged from questioning: “We’re innocent of all accusations made against us.”
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