Tahiti's Flosse charged with fraud along with son

9:56 am on 6 December 2018

French Polynesia's veteran politician Gaston Flosse and his son Reginald have been charged for an allegedly fraudulent Paris property arrangement.

Gaston Flosse

Gaston Flosse Photo: AFP

Media reports said the former president had been charged with complicity in attempted corruption while Reginald Flosse has been charged with attempted corruption.

The two had been detained for questioning yesterday for allegedly forging management papers for a house which Flosse sold in Paris in 2010 for more than $US6 million.

Flosse had tried to secure the proceeds of the sale after the public treasury had blocked the funds.

While Flosse owed more than $US2 million to the state following a conviction for running a phantom job scam, he insisted that he had ceased to be a co-owner of the house.

His lawyer has described the case as a non-event.

Reports said more charges may follow.