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French Wine Giant Probed on Alleged Links to African Militia

  • War crimes inquiry follows Groupe Castel’s own investigation
  • Company says internal probe showed no evidence of wrongdoing
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A unit of French winemaker Groupe Castel faces a probe by anti-terrorism prosecutors over allegations it made a pact with a militia group linked to “mass atrocities” in the Central African Republic. 

The company said on Friday that it will “fully cooperate” with French authorities after the probe was announced by The Sentry, an anti-corruption NGO founded by actor George Clooney and activist John Prendergast.