French Foreign Minister’s son targeted by US arrest warrant
France 24 – The son of France’s foreign minister faces criminal charges in the United States over allegations that he passed bad cheques to casinos in Las Vegas, according to a report in French weekly Le Point.
Thomas Fabius, eldest son of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, is now a wanted man in the US, Le Point reported.
According to his arrest warrant, Fabius wrote bad cheques totaling more than $3.5 million to cover gambling debts incurred on the night of May 15, 2012.
On May 16, 2012, his father, Laurent Fabius, was officially appointed France’s foreign minister.
As a result of the warrant issued in May 2013, the younger Fabius risks arrest if he sets foot anywhere in the United States, a spokesman for Nevada’s Clark County told AFP.
Fabius, 33, who heads a financial consulting firm, has reportedly spent millions of dollars in casinos in the past and was investigated in 2013 for fraud and money laundering over a shady real estate deal.