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  • Valerie  Trierweiler is accused of being just Francois Hollande’s  ‘mistress’
  • Accusations  made in criminal court complaint by millionaire Xavier  Kemlin
  • He claims  she makes France the ‘laughing stock of  all heads of state’
  • Says tax shouldn’t ‘house, feed, fund woman with ‘no legal  link’ to taxpayer

By  Peter Allen

PUBLISHED: 11:42 EST, 15  March 2013 |  UPDATED: 12:53 EST, 15 March 2013

The mistress: French first lady Valerie Trierweiler was accused of 'embezzlement' because she is using taxpayers' money while not actually married
The mistress: French first lady Valerie Trierweiler was accused of ’embezzlement’ because she is using taxpayers’ money while not actually married

The French first lady was today accused of  ‘embezzlement’ because she is using taxpayers’ money while not actually married.

In a criminal case which places a question  mark against President Francois Hollande’s decision to have a live-in-lover,  Miss Trierweiler is described as nothing more than a ‘mistress’.

Xavier Kemlin, a multi-millionaire Frenchman,  insists that the 48-year-old magazine journalist ‘should not take advantage’ of  public funds.

He has filed the complaint at a criminal  court in Saint-Etienne, in the Loire department of eastern France.

It states that the presidential couple ‘are  neither married, nor civil  partners,’ and that ‘our taxes’ should not have to  ‘house, feed, pay the staff and travel of a woman with whom taxpayers have ‘no  link in law’.

Despite being an avowed Socialist, Mr  Trierweiler has become noted for her luxury lifestyle since moving into  the  Elysee Palace last year.

She not only has access to official homes,  cars and planes, but also retains her own office and staff.

Mr Kemlin, a French taxpayer who lives in  Switzerland, is furious at the  huge increases in charges being introduced by  her husband’s government.  They include a proposed 75 per cent top rate of  income tax.

Mr Kemlin mocked Ms Trierweiler’s continued  support for gay marriage,  while being nothing more than the girlfriend of a  politician who has  never wed.

He said the situation made France ‘the  laughing stock of all head of state’ during visits around the world.

Controversy: In a criminal case which places a question mark against the decision of President Francois Hollande (left) to have a live-in-lover, Miss Trierweiler (right) is described as nothing more than a 'mistress'
Controversy: In a criminal case which places a question  mark against the decision of President Francois Hollande (left) to have a  live-in-lover, Miss Trierweiler (right) is described as nothing more than a  ‘mistress’

Although Ms Trierweiler could  technically go  to prison for the offence of embezzlement, Mr Kemlin said his criminal was meant  to highlight ‘the ambiguous relationship’ she  had with the president.

Last year it emerged that Ms Trierweiler was  once the shared mistress of Mr  Hollande and married conservative minister,  Patrick Devedjian – all  while she was still married to her second  husband.

Mr Hollande was at the time living with  Segolene Royal, the mother of his four children and a senior Socialist  politician in her own right.

Miss Trierweiler, a former political affairs  reporter who now writes arts pieces for Paris Match, is nicknamed ‘Valerie  Rottweiler’ and ‘First Concubine’ by the French media because of her  unpopularity.

Last June, she sent a Twitter message  encouraging voters to support a rival to Miss Royal in parliamentary elections.

Miss Royal went on to lose the election and  since then neither she, nor her four children with Mr Hollande, have spoken to  Miss Trierweiler, accusing her of a ‘stab in the back’.

The mutual loathing between Miss Royal and  Miss Trierweiler is regularly highlighted.

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