(FILES) This file photo taken on February 10, 2005 shows Thomas Fabius posing in his office in Paris. AFP / MEHDI FEDOUACH
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Thomas Fabius, son of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, has been charged with forgery in connection with his passion for gambling, judicial sources said Saturday.According to the arrest warrant, which was seen by AFP, he is accused of writing checks for more than $3.5 million (3.2 million euros) to cover gambling debts in several Las Vegas casinos in May 2012, with the prosecutor saying the money was for casino chips and high-value plaques.In one instance, using a checkbook issued by Italy's Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, he had written out three checks to the luxury casino hotel The Palazzo amounting to a million dollars, the US prosecutor said.
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