Billionaire’s accountant says he smuggled millions into France

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November 21, 2014

Accountant claims he smuggled 53 million euros into France on behalf of French industrialist and politician Serge Dassault.

French accountant Gérard Limat is being investigated for his involvement in money laundering, illegal campaign financing and vote buying that allegedly took place while his employer, French billionaire Serge Dassault, was mayer of the Paris suburb of Corbeil-Essonnes between 1995 and 2009. Dassault, 89, is the CEO of Dassault Aviation, a French fighter jet manufacturer. Dassault had been ousted from the mayorship back in 2009 for giving monetary gifts to voters.

Limat says he smuggled in 53 million euros ($66 million) from banks in Luxembourg and Switzerland by transferring funds to a Swiss asset management company, who would make the funds available again in France. A representative from the asset management firm would allegedly meet with Limat near Dassault’s Champs-Elysées office to hand over bags containing 100,000 to 700,000 euros.

Source: Vice News

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