The investigation into the multiple employment of Caroline Magne, the ex-wife of Éric Ciotti, is following its course. As revealed by RTL on Monday, investigators from OCLCIFF (Central Office for the Fight against Corruption and Financial Crimes) conducted a series of hearings. The president of the Republicans was heard in free hearing on December 13 and his former companion on December 20. Eric Ciotti and his ex-wife Caroline Magne were heard in free hearing in December in the investigation into the latter’s multiple jobs, said the national financial prosecutor’s office.
The PNF had opened in November, in the middle of the campaign for the presidency of LR, a preliminary investigation for embezzlement of public funds, breach of trust and concealment of these offenses after the publication of articles according to which Caroline Magne would have accumulated several jobs at the Assembly, in Nice and in the department, for almost ten years.
Several questionable jobs
According to The chained Duckwho had revealed the affair, she would have accumulated various jobs with the deputy or with political allies: press attaché to Christian Estrosi, in 2007 she became parliamentary attaché to Éric Ciotti when he was elected to the Assembly , in addition to a job at the Departmental Council of the Alpes-Maritimes where she “extended her skills” when her husband took over as president in 2008. The article also revealed that she had become deputy director of the mayor of Nice before leaving. joining the urban community’s steering team, exercising these responsibilities until 2011.
At the Assembly, her contract ended in 2016 but she also, between 2014 and 2016, exercised responsibilities in the town of La Colle-sur-Loup, and had a job in the diocese of Nice between 2012 and 2014, according to the chained Duck. The diocese had denied in November, ensuring that Caroline Magne had “occupied a job in a Catholic education establishment in the Alpes-Maritimes”.
After the publication of this article, Éric Ciotti explained that he had employed his ex-wife as a “very part-time” parliamentary assistant and “in strict compliance with laws and regulations”.