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06PARIS2177
2006-04-03 15:53:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Paris
Cable title:  

IIC FOLLOW-UP: FRENCH INVESTIGATIVE JUDGE VISITS

Tags:   PREL  KFIN  PGOV  PINR  IZ  FR 
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OO RUEHBC RUEHDE RUEHIHL RUEHKUK RUEHMOS
DE RUEHFR #2177 0931553
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 031553Z APR 06
FM AMEMBASSY PARIS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5904
INFO RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHGB/AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 0435
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0699
						C O N F I D E N T I A L PARIS 002177 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EUR/WE, NEA/I, IO/PSC-LIZ PARKER

E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/02/2016
TAGS: PREL KFIN PGOV PINR IZ FR
SUBJECT: IIC FOLLOW-UP: FRENCH INVESTIGATIVE JUDGE VISITS
BAGHDAD

REF: PARIS 2137

Classified By: POLITICAL MINISTER COUNSELOR JOSIAH ROSENBLATT, FOR REAS
ONS 1.4 B/D

C O N F I D E N T I A L PARIS 002177

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EUR/WE, NEA/I, IO/PSC-LIZ PARKER

E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/02/2016
TAGS: PREL KFIN PGOV PINR IZ FR
SUBJECT: IIC FOLLOW-UP: FRENCH INVESTIGATIVE JUDGE VISITS
BAGHDAD

REF: PARIS 2137

Classified By: POLITICAL MINISTER COUNSELOR JOSIAH ROSENBLATT, FOR REAS
ONS 1.4 B/D


1. (C) On April 3, poloff spoke with financial investigating
judge Philippe Courroye, who heads the independent judicial
inquiry into potential French involvement in Oil-for-Food
Program corruption. Courroye said the Le Figaro article in
para 3 of reftel was "behind the times," since he had already
been to Baghdad to further his OFF-related investigation. He
thanked Embassy Baghdad officials for meeting with him and
said the trip had been very useful.


2. (C) In response to a separate news article reporting that
he would soon be leaving the financial investigations section
of the Paris Prosecutor's office, Courroye said the article
was incorrect and filled with "false rumors." Courroye
speculated that whoever was responsible wanted him to leave
because of any one of the many investigations he was
currently conducting.
Please visit Paris' Classified Website at:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/paris/index.c fm

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