Mr. Wilhelm and businessman Courbit in custody in the case Bettencourt

Stéphane Courbit here in 2006, which met twice with Ms. Bettencourt last year, says he did not realize the possible senility billionaire.

The lawyer Pascal Wilhelm, former agent of Liliane Bettencourt, and business Stéphane Courbit man were in custody Monday, June 11 in the morning in Paris, in the investigation of abuse of weakness at the expense of the L'Oreal heiress said a source familiar with the matter. The lawyer was arrested at his home in Paris where a search was conducted, announces the Sunday newspaper website.

The former nurse Liliane Bettencourt, Alain Thurin, was also summoned and held in custody at the financial brigade in the Paris police, the source said.

The lawyer Pascal Wilhelm, in his office on September 22, 2010.

Mr. Pascal Wilhelm briefly managed in 2011 the interests of Liliane Bettencourt, after Patrice de Maistre, now jailed, and the benefit of a protection mandate revoked in October by the court which ordered Courbevoie placement under temporary guardianship of the billionaire. He made various disputed transactions, especially investment of € 143 million in Lov Group, led by Stéphane Courbit, close to Mr. Wilhelm.

This transaction, an investment of 20% in the group Mr. Courbit LOV Group, was conducted in May 2011, several months before the investment under the supervision of the heiress of L'Oreal, through its manager fortune at the time, Mr. Pascal Wilhelm, also counsel for Mr. Courbit.

After the discovery of this episode, a refund of € 143 million was announced but it is not effective to date, Stéphane Courbit admitted in an interview with Les Echos in April where he stated that "120 million (had) already been used to accelerate the development of the group and strengthen its financial structure. "

Mr. Wilhelm was also obtained in early 2011 the management of 600 million in life insurance contracts. Françoise Meyers, daughter of billionaire behind the whole affair in 2007, had revived the proceedings against the entourage of his mother after a first end of 2010 agreement because of suspicions about Mr. Wilhelm. The Council of the Bar of Paris has conducted an internal investigation to determine whether Mr. Wilhelm was put in a situation of conflict of interest. However, he did not trigger lawsuits.

Stéphane Courbit said in Le Monde on Saturday, he had "not talked about" money with Liliane Bettencourt. "I would have been embarrassed to negotiate with her (.) Issue of civility," said he said in the interview in the world. However, "it was aware of the investment" in LOV Group.

"I have not spoken with one euro Liliane Bettencourt"

On 17 October 2011, Liliane Bettencourt had been placed under guardianship and management of its assets had been entrusted to the only daughter of billionaire, Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers and her two son Nicolas and Jean-Victor. The lawyer Pascal Wilhelm was also revoked its mandate to protect the heir of the founder of L'Oréal. Judges Bordeaux intruction wonder about the conditions in which the heir to L'Oreal has invested 143 million euros in the group Mr. Courbit in May 2011.

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