The case dates to 2017. Olivier Dussopt was then member of parliament and mayor of Annonay (Ardèche). He had then received two lithographs as a gift. Of these which have awakened the curiosity of the Parquet national financier (PNF), which has just opened an investigation on the current secretary of State for the public Service.

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The investigation, entrusted to the central Office for the fight against corruption and violations of financial and tax (OCLCIFF), has been open to “corruption” and “illegal catch of interests,” added this source, confirming information of Mediapart. The case, revealed by the online media in may, focuses on two lithographs offered by the Saur Olivier Dussopt in 2017, while a contract was on the point of being concluded between the management company of the water and city.

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The latter, negotiated from 2016, was formally signed six months later, on June 1, 2017. In may, Olivier Dussopt was invoked with Mediapart a gift of a” friend “of Franck Meneroux, one of the leaders of the Saur in the Ardèche, before recognizing a “gift enterprise” to be offered the opportunity of an interview with this manager and another part of the Saur.

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The secretary of State had explained not to have said these lithographs to the compliance officer of the national Assembly – as it is required for any gift of more than 150 euros – because he “was unaware of the value” of the two tables. This survey “will allow the public prosecutor to see that there is nothing to reproach me and close this incident,” responded Thursday evening, with the Paris, the secretary of State, who entered the government in November 2017. “On second thought, maybe I shouldn’t have. This is the reason for which I returned and reported this gift to the compliance officer of the national Assembly, “he said, stating to have” never dealt with the public markets live “.

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