French ex-justice minister Rachida Dati who was tipped to become country's first female president faces 15 years in jail for corruption over £766,000 payment from on-the-run ex-Renault boss | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: DENY X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

French ex-justice minister Rachida Dati who was tipped to become country's first female president faces 15 years in jail for corruption over £766,000 payment from on-the-run ex-Renault boss

A former Justice Minister of France who was strongly tipped to become the country's first female President was today facing up to 15 years in prison after being charged with a range of corruption offences.

The indictment of Rachida Dati, 55, follows a glittering career which at one stage saw the right-wing conservative being entertained by the Queen and Prince Philip at a Windsor Castle state banquet.

On Tuesday night, financial prosecutors in Paris confirmed Dati had been charged with 'passive corruption by a person with a public elected mandate while working in an international organisation,' which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and a fine equivalent to £128,000.

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