Politics. Minister Sébastien Lecornu has been targeted by an investigation into “illegal interests”.

A preliminary “illicit interest-taking” investigation has been opened against Overseas Minister Sébastien Lecornu for his previous activities at the helm of the Eure department, the National Treasury Prosecutor (PNF) said on Wednesday), which confirms information from Le Canard Enchaîné and Liberation.

This investigation was opened in March 2019 for “illegal taking of interests” and “failure to report to the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life”.

It was entrusted to the Central Agency for Combating Corruption and Financial and Tax Crimes (OCLCIFF).