Translation of "Coup de Fric atomique," Le Canard Enchaîné, 2015/10/07
In bankruptcy now, AREVA will soon have to be saved by ratepayers. According to Agence France Press (2015/05/10), the state will have to inject 2.5 billion euros.
Now a new charming sequel has been added to the story. It was learned last week that according to Tracfin, the anti-money laundering organization, Olivier Fric, the husband of Anne Lauvergeon, had bought, through an offshore banking intermediary, 300,000 shares of UraMin on the Toronto Stock Exchange. This was just a few days before the announcement of the take-over bid. He resold them on June 20th, 2007 for a profit of 300,000 euros.
In early September a supplementary indictment for insider trading was issued to the husband of “Atomic Anne.” Tracfin noted:
One can reasonably imagine that M. Fric profited from his relationship with someone in control of a legal entity, a relationship from which he gained information that was not available to other actors in the marketplace.
Such are the dreams that ensue from sweet pillow talk of uranium.