PARIS Dec 15 The chief prosecutor in the
negligency trial of IMF chief Christine Lagarde in Paris said on
Thursday that the hearing had failed to support the "very weak"
accusation against her.
Lagarde, 60, faces charges, which she denies, of being
negligent when, as French finance minister, she approved in 2008
a payout to businessman Bernard Tapie in an out-of-court
settlement which cost the French taxpayer 400 million euros
The special court which judges cases involving government
ministers is to hand down a verdict on Monday.
(Reporting by Chine Labbe; Writing By Richard Balmforth;
editing by Michel Rose)