French presidency general secretary Alexis Kohler arrives at the Elysee palace on June 5, 2018, in Paris during the visit of Israeli Prime Minister. / AFP / LUDOVIC MARIN
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Police raided France's economy ministry Wednesday as part of a conflict of interest probe into President Emmanuel Macron's chief of staff Alexis Kohler, a source close to the case said.Kohler previously worked in the ministry as a senior civil servant, including as cabinet director to Macron during his time as economy minister between 2014 and 2016 .Leftist opponents have accused Macron, a former investment banker, of being too close to company owners, while the allegations against Kohler also add to a list of legal investigations targeting his allies.
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