French farmers' union boss denies cash scam

9th February 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Feb 6 (AFP) - Luc Guyau, former head of France's largest farmers' union, on Friday denied siphoning off agricultural subsidies, a day after he was placed under judicial investigation for corruption.

PARIS, Feb 6 (AFP) - Luc Guyau, former head of France's largest farmers' union, on Friday denied siphoning off agricultural subsidies, a day after he was placed under judicial investigation for corruption.

"No one had their fingers in the till," said Guyau, 55, who left the National Federation of Farmers' Unions (FNSEA) in 2001 and now heads the Assembly of Chambers of Agriculture.

Guyau, who has close links with President Jacques Chirac, is suspected of creaming off funds intended as aid for poor farmers in order to finance his union.

© AFP

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