Mitterand's son to leave prison

The eldest son of late French President Francois Mitterrand has changed his mind and will pay a hefty bail to leave a Paris prison after three weeks behind bars for his suspected role in an arms trafficking deal.

The eldest son of late French President Francois Mitterrand has changed his mind and will pay a hefty bail to leave a Paris prison after three weeks behind bars for his suspected role in an arms trafficking deal.

Jean-Christophe Mitterrand has decided to pay a bail of £480,000, his lawyer Jean-Pierre Versini-Campinchi said.

Mitterrand is under investigation for his alleged role in a money-laundering scheme around the alleged illicit weapons sales from the former Soviet Union to Angola in the 1990s. He has denied the allegations.

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