French Probe

Christine Lagarde’s Apartment Raided

The Paris home of Christine LaGarde was searched by French police Wednesday, as part of an investigation into the IMF chief’s role in awarding financial compensation to a supporter of former president Nicolas Sarkozy. “This search will help uncover the truth, which will contribute to exonerating my client from any criminal wrongdoing,” Lagarde’s lawyer told Reuters. Investigators believe that a deal was made with Bernard Tapie, the businessman in question, in exchange for supporting Sarkozy in the 2007 election.