The European Parliament is expected to begin the process to lift the immunity of France’s far-right presidential challenger Marine Le Pen Wednesday for her alleged misuse of European Union funds, parliament officials said.

French judges have asked European lawmakers to remove immunity of the National Front candidate, who is a member of the EU legislature, to allow further investigation into allegations she abuse of funds to pay for party assistants.

The announcement will be made at a plenary sitting in Brussels on Wednesday afternoon, two parliament officials said, in line with standard procedures.

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