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The president of the National Rally, Jordan Bardella, with the RN mayor of Fréjus, David Rachline (illustration)
POLITICS – What if the affair which worries the town hall of Fréjus and its first councilor, David Rachline, close to Marine Le Pen and Jordan Bardella, was only just beginning? According to information from Opinion confirmed at HuffPost this Friday, November 17, the judicial court of Draguignan (Var) is studying the follow-up to be given to the revelations made in the book Raptors (ed. Les Arènes), signed by the journalists of The Obs Camille Vicogne Le Coat.
In other words: justice seeks to determine whether the revelations are sufficient to initiate proceedings and, if so, in what context. In this investigation into the management of Fréjus by its mayor RN David Rachline, the author lifts the veil on “ the Var mafia of Marine Le Pen “, supporting facts liable to corruption and favoritism which can cut into pieces the ” standardization » so sought after by the far-right party, which has long presented the seaside town as a “ showcase » of the Lepenist project. The FN, then the RN, often organized its political returns in the city of David Rachline.
An in-depth story combining an abundance of cash, expensive watches, cronyism, business dealings and other embarrassing details about the drunken evenings of Mayor RN, where racist remarks and anti-Semitic gestures are said to flow. Enough to worry the first person concerned, but also to embarrass the current president of the party, Jordan Bardella, very close to David Rachline, with whom he spends his vacations on the Var coast.
In an interview given to RTL on Wednesday November 15, the RN councilor confirmed his desire to lead a legal response. “ My lawyer is going to file a series of complaints, the number of which I can no longer even see, there are so many subjects. », assured David Rachline, denouncing “ a mountain of ignominies » compiled according to him in the book. “ For the moment, they are communicating a lot about filing a complaint. Neither I nor the publisher have received any mail. But that doesn’t mean it won’t happen », replied Camille Vigogne Le Coat, during her appearance on the Quotidien show on Thursday November 16.
Quoted by Opinion, Alexandre Varaut (lawyer for David Rachline, familiar with the Lepéniste galaxy) announced that a defamation complaint will be filed this Friday, on the basis of around twenty paragraphs from the book. For now, the staff of the National Rally continues to unite behind the man who is still vice-president of the far-right party, not without a certain uneasiness. When the RN returned to Beaucaire in September, David Rachline, although number 3 in the movement, was absent.
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