L’Oréal scandal célèbre: eight found guilty

After seven years a ruling has been made

For L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, 92, and France’s wealthiest woman, it was a seven-year saga of bitter family politics, convoluted legal wrangles and politics. The case even dragged close political aides of ex French President Nicolas Sarkozy into its net.

Last week a Bordeaux court found eight friends and close contacts of Bettencourt – who now suffers from Alzheimer’s disease – guilty of attempting to fleece her of billions of euros.

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