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French prosecutor seeking court appearance for ex-Macron bodyguard Benalla

Alexandre Benalla attends a hearing by senators from France's upper house at the Senate in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – The French prosecutor’s department said on Friday that it wanted Alexandre Benalla, a former bodyguard to President Emmanuel Macron, to appear in court over allegations including the misuse of diplomatic passports and other charges.

Benalla, who was sacked in 2018 after a video emerged of him beating a protester in Paris, had been under scrutiny over his use of diplomatic passports.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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