December 2016: Head of the International Monetary Fund Is Found Guilty of Negligence
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of December 2016.
1. French President Hollande Won't Seek Reelection 2. Sexual Abuse Scandal Strikes English Soccer 3. Italian Prime Minister Renzi Resigns 4. South Korean Lawmakers Vote to Impeach President Park 5. Kurdish Militants Kill Dozens in Istanbul 6. ISIS Recaptures Palmyra 7. Coptic Christians Targeted in Cairo 8. Boeing Lands First Post-Sanctions Deal with Iran 9. Canadian Actor Alan Thicke Dies 10. Aleppo Back in Government Hands 11. Russian Ambassador Assassinated in Turkey 12. ISIS Strikes Christmas Market in Berlin 13. IMF Head Christine Lagarde Found Guilty 14. Explosions Level Mexican Fireworks Market 15. Singer George Michael Dies 16. New Syrian Cease-Fire
- Head of the International Monetary Fund Is Found Guilty of Negligence
- On Dec. 19, 2016, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, is found guilty by a special court in France. The court, made up of parliament members and magistrates, announce that she was negligent in a case when she was serving as the French economy minister. However, Lagarde will not receive a fine, any jail time, or even a criminal record and she will be able to appeal the decision if she chooses.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Cliff Owen