March 21, 2017 / 2:01 PM / 4 months ago

French prosecutor probes interior minister's employment of daughters

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French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux visits the territorial direction of local security of Seine-Saint-Denis in Bobigny, near Paris, France, December 22, 2016.Charles Platiau/Files

PARIS (Reuters) - France's financial prosecutor on Tuesday opened a preliminary inquiry over reports Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux hired his student-age daughters for summer jobs while a member of parliament.

A report by satirical TV show Quotidien said on Monday that Le Roux employed his two daughters several times as parliamentary assistants during their school breaks.

Reporting by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Michel Rose

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