Written by Staff Writer
20 Mar, 2018 | 6:46 pm
The French police have taken former French president Nicolas Sarkozy into custody to question over allegations which says, that he received millions of euros for election campaign from the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Sarkozy, France’s rightwing president from 2007 to 2012, has been questioned today (March 20th) at a police station in Nanterre, north-west Paris, as part of an investigation that has been carried out since the year 2013. The police were carrying out investigations as to whether Gaddafi illegally financed Sarkozy’s winning election campaign in 2007.
The investigation on these allegations is known to be France’s worst political financing scandal investigation in decades. However, the former French president has repeatedly denied the allegations which have been pointed at him.
This is the first time Sarkozy has been questioned by police over the allegations however recently one of his closest aid was arrested in London following the scandal. The investigations on illegal funding are centered on the claims of corruption, influence trafficking, forgery, abuse of public funds and money laundering.
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