Trial for IMF boss
PARIS: France’s highest appeals court has ruled IMF chief Christine Lagarde must stand trial for her role in a
400 million (R6.3bn) state payout in 2008 to businessman Bernard Tapie.
She was French finance minister at the time when she signed off on the decision to seek a extremely rare out-ofcourt settlement in a dispute between the state and Tapie, costing tax-payers dearly.
Her case may go to trial before the before the end of the year.