Three investigating judges of the French city of Lille have charged Speaker of the National Assembly of France (lower chamber of parliament) Richard Ferrand for “illegally obtaining income”, reports RIA Novosti, citing Parisien.
On Wednesday, the BFMTV broadcaster reported that Ferrand was testifying in the case of illegal financial transactions in connection with the insurers’ society Mutuelles de Bretagne, which at one time led to his resignation from the ministerial position.
The newspaper noted that the testimony lasted more than 13 hours.
The official noted that he was “determined to continue the mission entrusted to him by his parents and voters” and is not going to resign from his post. Ferrand also said he was calm about the outcome of the proceedings.