The French Prosecutor’s Office has requested to put the Minister of Justice, Eric Dupond-Moretti, for allegedly having used his position to investigate judges with whom he would have had disputes in the past. The prosecutor of Court of Justice of the Republic It has considered that there are sufficient charges to request the opening of the judicial process.
Dupond-Moretti, 61, is a well-known criminal lawyer in France, with a career spanning more than 35 years that also includes some very mediatic cases. Last July 2020, Dupond-Moretti obtained the Justice portfolio after an extensive reshuffle of the French Executive.
In January 2021, the minister was the subject of three complaints filed by various associations of magistrates for allegedly having taken advantage of his position to launch investigations of the General Inspection of Justice about judges he had previously clashed with during his career as a lawyer.
After studying these demands, the minister He was charged last July after being questioned by the authorities. For these cases, the Court of Justice of the Republic is the competent authority to judge possible crimes or irregularities committed by members of the Government in the exercise of their functions.