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IMF chief charged over graft case

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IMF chief Christine Lagarde, one of the world's most powerful women, announced Wednesday she had been charged with "negligence" over a multi-million-euro graft case relating to her time as French finance minister. 

IMF chief Christine Lagarde at a press conference Wednesday at her lawyer's office in Paris. She was grilled for more than 15 hours by a special court in Paris that probes ministerial misconduct.

"The investigating commission of the court of justice of the French Republic has decided to place me under formal investigation," she said in exclusive comments to AFP.

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