Investigative judges in French Polynesia have again questioned the jailed veteran politician, Gaston Flosse, over his role in the OPT corruption affair.
He was for the first time confronted with a former chairman of the OPT board and Air Tahiti Nui boss, Geffrey Salmon, whose lawyers deny allegations that there was a so-called pact of corruption.
Mr Salmon had been jailed for nearly seven months until mid-November as part of the OPT probe which centres on claims that Mr Flosse received kickbacks from a French advertising executive for granting public sector contracts.
Mr Flosse was taken into preventive detention last month after he lost his parliamentary immunity as French senator.
He was freed for a week in early December when his party proposed him for a top ministerial position despite a judicial ban for him to meet any of his associates.