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FILE - In this Nov.14, 2018 file photo, French president of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand attends a joint press conference at the National Assembly in Paris. Richard Ferrand, a key ally of French President Emmanuel Macron, said he is determinThe Affiliated Press
FILE – In this Nov.14, 2018 file image, French president of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand attends a joint push meeting at the National Assembly in Paris. Richard Ferrand, a vital ally of French President Emmanuel Macron, claimed he is decided to continue on his career just after he was charged with alleged conflict of fascination. (AP Image/Francois Mori, File)

The speaker of France’s lower property of parliament states he is determined to go on with his work after he was charged with a conflict of interest for allegedly using gain of his earlier small business position to support his girlfriend.

Richard Ferrand, the president of the Nationwide Assembly and a key ally of French President Emmanuel Macron, denies accomplishing just about anything illegal.

Ferrand was billed by investigating judges Tuesday.

In a statement Thursday, he reported he will protect himself.

The judicial probe, formally opened previous year, adopted reports about Ferrand’s previous organization procedures as head of a Brittany insurance policy enterprise, just before he turned a lawmaker in 2012.

Ferrand stepped down as minister in Macron’s government in 2017 just after the media revelations about his girlfriend had been 1st aired.