Axed French GP group facing ’embezzlement’ probe

"The amounts are exorbitant"


26 April 2024 - 12:18
Axed French GP group facing 'embezz

The 2022 demise of the French GP at Paul Ricard has now become a full-scale disaster, with local prosecutors opening an investigation into "embezzlement of public funds".

Le Monde newspaper also said the former legal structure of the organisation in charge of the Formula 1 race - public interest group GPF-le Castellet - is already in compulsory liquidation, with debts tallying EUR 32 million.

"The amounts are exorbitant," politician Christelle D’Intorni told the newspaper, referring to a multitude of questionable expenses with unknown recipients.

"What is shocking is that the travel costs go up and up, and we find luxury expenses for colossal sums," she added.

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