The Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, is facing a special tribunal on “negligence charges” for her role in the massive payout to the businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008.

The case should reach a verdict by December 20.

Lagarde served as the finance minister of former President Nicolas Sarkozy. At the time, she approved an out-of-court settlement with businessman Bernard Tapie. The “negligence” allegedly cost the French state €400 million. Unfortunately, Tapie was...

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