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Macron's chief of staff probed over links to shipping firm MSC

Alexis Kohler, French President Emmanuel Macron's chief of staff, is being investigated for his dealings with MSC when he was serving the previous government before being hired as the shipping company's CFO.

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French President Emmanuel Macron's chief of staff Alexis Kohler is under investigation for his dealings with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. when he was working for the previous government before being head-hunted to become the Geneva-based firm's chief financial officer in 2016.

France's financial prosecutor, known as the Parquet National Financier, said on Monday it opened the probe following news reports alleging that he worked on files that were of direct interest to MSC before being hired by the company.

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