Diana Driver Linked to French Agents
He had more money than job could explain: witness
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 6, 2007 4:07 AM CST
Diana sitting with Dodi Al Fayed in the back of a car, on the night that both of them died.(AP Photo / Jacques Langevin, HM Coroner, ho)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The driver killed with Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed in a Paris car crash regularly communicated with the French intelligence service, a witness testified at the inquest into Diana's death yesterday. Henri Paul, the deputy head of security at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, fed information about important guests to agents, said a former hotel executive. Staffers "weren't happy" about the arrangement, but "we had to" cooperate, he testified.

Dodi's father has claimed the crash was arranged by the British secret service because the royal family couldn't bear Diana's relationship with his son. He believes Paul was a paid spy. Paul was carrying $2,500 in cash when he died and had a string of healthy bank accounts. The Ritz executive said Paul had far more money than could be explained by his job, but he believed that Paul received extra money from Dodi's father, who owns the Ritz.