France's Marine Le Pen refuses to meet magistrates: lawyers

French far-right Front National (FN) party candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen delivers a speech in Paris, on March 2, 2017

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has refused to comply with a summons to meet investigating magistrates over an expenses scandal, her lawyer said Friday.

Le Pen, who is riding high in the polls ahead of voting in April and May, has written to magistrates probing accusations she misused European Parliament allowances and told them she will not speak to them until after the election, lawyer Rodolphe Bosselut said.

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