The New French Revolution the Investigative Magistrates Have the Power to Destroy Reputations
PICTURE A new French revolution in which the revolutionaries wear black robes, white gloves and black hats shaped like camembert cheeses.
The most dynamic force in French society in the 1990s is not political or intellectual but judicial. A handful of investigating magistrates have become the new public heroes, the new media stars.
From the illegal funding of political parties; to the pillaging of state enterprises; to drug-taking in the Tour de France; to the operation of prostitution rackets for the rich and famous, the magistrates have dragged into the light a series of illicit practices which were long suspected but never challenged. Amongst those publicly …
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Publication information: Article title: The New French Revolution the Investigative Magistrates Have the Power to Destroy Reputations. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: October 19, 1998. Page number: 5. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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