Investigators have widened a corruption probe into the French assets of three African ruling families, charging the daughter and son-in-law of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso.
Julienne Sassou Nguesso, 50, and her 53-year-old husband Guy Johnson were placed under investigation this week for "money laundering and misuse of public funds", the sources said.
Investigators are trying to determine how the couple in 2006 were able to purchase a mansion valued at 3 million euros in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine just north of the welathy 16th arrondissement.
The tentacles of the case also reach out to ruling families in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Julienne Sassou Nguesso is an insurance agent by profession and her husband is a lawyer.
A Radio France Internationale Article