WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – On Monday, a French court found Lagarde guilty in a trial concerning a case of negligence.
"I have been held negligent, but without penalty. I’m not satisfied with it, but there is a point in time when one has to just…move on," Lagarde told a news conference in Paris on Monday. "I’m very happy to not appeal this decision."
Earlier Monday a special court in Paris declared Lagarde negligent in a 2008 legal case whose outcome she, as French finance minister, was accused of influencing. The court imposed no penalty, however. The case involved litigation brought by French entrepreneur Bernard Tapie against Credit Lyonnais Bank.