IMF boss being investigated for negligence
French authorities have formally opened a negligence investigation into Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
She has been questioned about her role in awarding €400 million in compensation to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008.
Lagarde has denied any wrongdoing.
The 58-year-old IMF boss the was finance minister in the government of French president Nicolas Sarkozy's at the time of the award.
Tapie supported Sarkozy in the 2007 presidential election.
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