“A cassation appeal has been formed and I will assert a certain number of law elements. And if I had to be judged, I would say what I have to say, I am a litigant as a Another, “said the Keeper of the Seals on Tuesday, the day after the Decision of the Court of Justice of the Republic to send him back in trials for” illegal taking of interest “.
Le Monde with AFP
The Keeper of the Seals, Eric Dupond-Moretti, said, Tuesday, October 4, that his resignation was “not on the agenda”, the day after the decision of the Court of Justice of the Republic ( CJR) to send him back to trials for “illegal taking of interest”.
“The Prime Minister reaffirmed yesterday the confidence she had for me,” said the minister, adding that his indictment since July 2021, and now his referral to this jurisdiction had “never hampered [ his] Work “.
The CJR, the only body empowered to judge the members of the government for crimes or crimes committed in the exercise of their mandate, ordered a trial against Eric Dupond-Moretti on Monday, a first for a Keeper of the Seals in office .
“I am a litigant like any other”
He is accused of having taken advantage of his function to settle accounts with magistrates to whom he had opposed when he was a lawyer. His lawyers, Christophe Ingrain and Rémi Lorrain, announced that he had “immediately” made a cassation appeal.
Solicited by the France-Presse agency, Matignon said on Monday that the former tenor of bars had “all the confidence of the Prime Minister”, Elisabeth Borne, and that “the question of maintaining the government does not [ posed] not “.
On the sidelines of a trip to Paris, the minister added:
“A cassation appeal has been formed and I will assert a certain number of law elements. And if I had to be judged, I would say what I have to say, I am a litigant as a Other. “