The organic parliamentary bill on the financial Public Prosecutor (accelerated procedure) has been submitted on 7 May 2013 during a session of the Council of Ministers and submitted to the National Assembly on the same day.
This bill completes the parliamentary bill on the fight against tax fraud and against large-scale economic and financial crime. It provides, in particular, for the introduction of a financial Public Prosecutor's office that would have jurisdiction in France to fight against bribery and tax fraud. This office would be headed by the financial Public Prosecutor under the authority of the Prosecutor General of the Paris Court of Appeal.
The financial Public Prosecutor will have jurisdiction over matters related to damages caused to probity, offences of bribery of foreign public agents, of complex tax fraud committed by organised groups and laundering of all the above mentioned offences as well as all related offences.