US arrest warrant for French minister's son over bad checks
WASHINGTON, DC, USA – The son of the French foreign minister is the subject of an arrest warrant for writing bad checks at a Las Vegas casino the night before his father assumed his position.
Thomas Fabius wrote bad checks totaling more than $3.5 million to cover gambling debts the night of May 15, 2012, according to the arrest warrant, obtained Thursday by the Agence France-Presse.
On May 16, 2012, his father, Laurent Fabius, was officially appointed France's foreign minister.
As a result of the warrant, issued May 2013, the younger Fabius risks arrest if he sets foot in the United States, a spokesman for Nevada's Clark County told AFP.
Fabius, 33, who heads a financial consulting firm, has been reported to have spent millions of dollars in casinos in the past and was investigated in 2013 for fraud and money laundering over a shady real estate deal. – Rappler.com