Matthew Aron, a journalist for the weekly Obs and former director of the investigation of Radio France, has been the victim of a burglary at his paris home during the weekend of 20 and 21 October. This information, confirmed to the World by a source close to the dossier, has been revealed by the magazine Closer, who has had access to the minutes of his hearing by the judicial police of Paris.
The criminals have stolen the computer of Mr. Aron and his wife, Marie-France Etchegoin, editor of Vanity Fair and former head of investigations of The Obs. No other object of value has disappeared, which has not failed to surprise the couple.
The journalist was investigating for four years on the conditions, disorders in which the French group Alstom sold its energy to the american General Electric (GE), in the spring of 2014. This investigation should give rise to a book, The american Trap, to be released on January 15, 2019, editions Jean-Claude Lattès.
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Manuscript delivered a few hours prior to the publisher
Friday, October 19, a few hours before the burglary, Matthew Aron had deposited the manuscript at his publisher, who was also prevent the bookstores and sites traders of the forthcoming publication of the book.
The operation reached four years ago between GE and the flagship French industrial group Alstom had triggered a controversy. Several voices, including that of the minister of the economy of the time, Arnaud Montebourg, was then raised to denounce a sale made, according to them, under the pressure of american justice, which was investigating since 2010 Alstom for corruption that has allowed the company to win contracts in several countries.
The american Trap, was co-authored with Frederic Pierucci, the only executive officer of Alstom, to have been convicted of corruption. Incarcerated in the United States since September 2017, he returned to France at the end of the month of September.