French prosecutor calls for IMF's Lagarde to be acquitted
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By Chine Labbé PARIS (Reuters) - The chief prosecutor in the negligence trial of IMF chief Christine Lagarde in Paris called for her acquittal on Thursday, saying the hearing had failed to support the "very weak" case against her. Lagarde, 60, faces charges, which she denies, of being negligent when, as French finance minister, she approved in 2008 a payout to businessman Bernard Tapie in an out-of-court settlement which cost the French taxpayer 400 million euros ($425 million). The trial has gone ahead at a special court in Paris even though the state prosecutor's office said, after the conclusion of the investigation of Lagarde, that the case should be dropped.
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