“The Chained Duck” reveals that the former Prime Minister Raymond Barre would have hidden the equivalent of 7 million euros in Switzerland.
Was the “rigorous father” the king of fraudsters? For three years, French justice has been quietly investigating the bank accounts of former Prime Minister Raymond Barre. The chained Duck reveals that he would have hidden in Switzerland 11 million francs, the equivalent of 7 million euros. “The same one who gave austerity lessons to the French, who asked them to tighten their belts and who himself flew France”, is surprised Stéphane Peu, PCF deputy.
Since 2016, justice has been investigating the heritage accumulated by Raymond Barre: more than 13 million euros at his death in 2007, including a villa in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (Alpes-Maritimes). As Prime Minister he had access to millions of cash francs, secret funds that could be withdrawn without leaving traces. Contacted, Raymond Barre’s children’s lawyer did not wish to respond to France 2.