Data research from Paris raid on Google will take months, presumably years: prosecutor


PARIS Analysis of information seized by investigators in final week’s raid of Google’s (GOOGL.O) Paris domicile could presumably take years, French financial prosecutor Eliane Houlette pronounced on Sunday.

Dozens of French military raided Google’s offices on Tuesday, sharpening an review over suspected taxation evasion.

“We have collected a lot of mechanism data,” Houlette pronounced in an talk with Europe 1 radio, TV channel iTele and journal Le Monde, adding that 96 people took partial in a raid.

“We need to investigate (the data) … (it will take) months, we wish that it won’t be several years, though we are really singular in resources”.

Google, that pronounced it is complying entirely with French law, is underneath vigour opposite Europe from open opinion and governments indignant during a approach multinationals feat their tellurian participation to minimize taxation liabilities.

(Writing by Maya Nikolaeva; Editing by David Goodman)


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