Jean-Christophe Mitterrand son of ex-French President Convicted
27-Oct-2009 (2 comments)

The son of ex-French President Francois Mitterrand and an ex-government minister have been convicted for their roles in illegal arms sales to Angola. Jean-Christophe Mitterrand was given a two-year suspended sentence, and ex-Interior Minister Charles Pasqua was jailed for one year by the Paris court. They were convicted of accepting bribes to facilitate arms deals to Angola in 1993-98, in breach of French law. Two key figures were sentenced to six years each in their absence. Mitterrand, an Africa adviser to his father in the Elysee Palace, was ordered to pay 375,000 euros (£340,000), and Pasqua was fined 100,000 euros, while two years of his prison sentence were suspended.

recommended by Darius Kadivar


Darius Kadivar

Tel Pere Tel Fils .VS Telle Mere Tel Fils ...

by Darius Kadivar on

Good question.

It is really wierd how they go corrupt. Mitterand used to justify arms deals to IRan and IRaq during the 8 year war on grounds that France had unemployement and needed to create jobs ... 

And some still curse the Ashraf Pahlavis for Drug smuggling ...

In comparison the Pahlavi court and family were angels ... Besides they wouldn't sell arms but would buy them ...

Donya Divooneh Hast !


DK, what's up with these SOBs?

by Ostaad on

Thatcher's son was convicted for gun running in Africa, too. Why Africa is still used as the "play ground" for these criminals?