Charges remain in Flosse's property case

5:21 pm on 7 August 2019

A bid by French Polynesia's veteran politician Gaston Flosse and his son Reginald to have charges against them to be dropped has failed.

Gaston Flosse

Gaston Flosse Photo: AFP

Last year, the former president had been charged with complicity in attempted corruption while Reginald Flosse has been charged with attempted corruption.

The pair are alleged to have forged management papers for a house which Flosse sold in Paris in 2010 for more than $US6 million.

Their lawyers had asked for the investigators to drop the charges, saying they didn't stand up.

However, Radio1 in Tahiti reports that the request has been rejected.

Flosse had insisted that he had ceased to be a co-owner of the house as he was asked to repay the public purse the money misspent on phantom jobs benefitting his political party.

Last month, his five-year ineligibility period lapsed, allowing him to run for office again.

In June, he was again declared ineligible but by appealing his conviction he can contest the municipal election in March if he so wishes.

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