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January 4, 2001 | Reuters
Jean-Christophe Mitterrand, son of the late French president, defiantly refused to post bail Wednesday and instead remained in prison on charges of illegal arms trafficking. A French court ruled Tuesday that Mitterrand could leave Paris' Sante prison, where he has been since Dec. 21, on payment of an unusually high bail of about $718,000.
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January 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The son of the late French President Francois Mitterrand walked out of prison after his mother delivered his $725,000 bail three weeks after he was jailed in an inquiry into alleged illegal arms sales to Angola. Jean-Christophe Mitterrand, 54, smiled as he left La Sante prison in southern Paris, but he made no comment. His mother, Danielle Mitterrand, delivered the bail--which she called a "ransom"--at the Justice Palace. The money was raised by family and friends.
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NEWS
January 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The son of the late French President Francois Mitterrand walked out of prison after his mother delivered his $725,000 bail three weeks after he was jailed in an inquiry into alleged illegal arms sales to Angola. Jean-Christophe Mitterrand, 54, smiled as he left La Sante prison in southern Paris, but he made no comment. His mother, Danielle Mitterrand, delivered the bail--which she called a "ransom"--at the Justice Palace. The money was raised by family and friends.
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January 5, 2001 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Behind the high stone walls of the Sante prison here, the identity of one recent detainee in the VIP block is testimony that the mores of French politics may have shifted for good after a year of unprecedented scandal. Jean-Christophe Mitterrand, 54, elder son of the late Socialist President Francois Mitterrand, is under investigation for alleged complicity in weapons trafficking and abuse of office.
NEWS
January 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A French court ordered the release of late President Francois Mitterrand's son but asked that his Swiss bank accounts be frozen during an investigation of alleged arms sales to Angola. Jean-Christophe Mitterrand, 54, who has been in jail since Dec. 21, will spend at least one more night. Bail was set at $725,000 and will be paid today, Mitterrand's lawyer said. Upon release, Mitterrand will have to surrender his passport and report once a week to his local police station.
NEWS
January 5, 2001 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Behind the high stone walls of the Sante prison here, the identity of one recent detainee in the VIP block is testimony that the mores of French politics may have shifted for good after a year of unprecedented scandal. Jean-Christophe Mitterrand, 54, elder son of the late Socialist President Francois Mitterrand, is under investigation for alleged complicity in weapons trafficking and abuse of office.
NEWS
December 22, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
French judges have jailed Jean-Christophe Mitterrand, son and onetime African affairs advisor to the late President Francois Mitterrand, in a widening investigation of suspected illegal arms sales to Angola, judicial sources said. Jean-Christophe Mitterrand was sent to the forbidding Sante prison in Paris after testifying for hours before two investigating magistrates, they said.
WORLD
April 7, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A French judge has ordered 42 people, including a son of late President Francois Mitterrand, to stand trial over a $790-million scandal involving arms sales to Angola, judicial officials said. Arms traders Pierre Falcone, a Frenchman, and Israeli national Arkady Gaydamak are accused of paying a network of political contacts to favor their activities in the African country. Both will be tried in absentia; both deny wrongdoing. Falcone is accused of selling arms to Angola in 1993 and 1994.
WORLD
March 29, 2007 | From the Associated Press
French prosecutors have requested that 42 people, including the son of late French President Francois Mitterrand, stand trial for suspected roles in illegal arms sales to Angola during the African nation's civil war, judicial officials said Wednesday. A magistrate will decide whether to proceed with a trial.
WORLD
October 29, 2009 | Devorah Lauter
Convicted of profiting from illicit arms sales to Angola, a former French interior minister is roiling the political establishment by accusing other officials of knowing about the deal and demanding that the government open secret files to prove him right. Charles Pasqua, the former minister who now is a member of France's Senate, and Jean-Christophe Mitterrand, son of a former president, were among 36 people found guilty Tuesday of knowingly profiting from or facilitating the unauthorized $790-million sale in the 1990s.
NEWS
January 4, 2001 | Reuters
Jean-Christophe Mitterrand, son of the late French president, defiantly refused to post bail Wednesday and instead remained in prison on charges of illegal arms trafficking. A French court ruled Tuesday that Mitterrand could leave Paris' Sante prison, where he has been since Dec. 21, on payment of an unusually high bail of about $718,000.
NEWS
January 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A French court ordered the release of late President Francois Mitterrand's son but asked that his Swiss bank accounts be frozen during an investigation of alleged arms sales to Angola. Jean-Christophe Mitterrand, 54, who has been in jail since Dec. 21, will spend at least one more night. Bail was set at $725,000 and will be paid today, Mitterrand's lawyer said. Upon release, Mitterrand will have to surrender his passport and report once a week to his local police station.
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