French prosecutors appeal acquittal of BPCE bank chief

September 24, 2015 3:20 PM

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PARIS, Sept 24 Prosecutors appealed a court decision to clear BPCE bank Chairman Francois Perol of wrongdoing in a conflict of interest case over his previous role as a presidential adviser on banking issues, the prosecutor's office said on Thursday.

Prosecutors had alleged there was such a conflict between his 2009 appointment as head of France's second-biggest retail bank, and his position advising Nicolas Sarkozy, who was president at the time.

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