Sarkozy charged with influence peddling after questioning

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was charged with influence peddling, threatening to upend his political ambitions.

2nd July, 2014
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was charged with influence peddling, threatening to upend his political ambitions.

Television footage showed Sarkozy leaving the courthouse in Nanterre this morning after being questioned by a special team of anti-corruption magistrates.

The charge follows 15 hours of questioning centred on whether some judges were keeping Sarkozy and his lawyer Thierry Herzog informed about the state of play in probes into the former president’s campaign financing. Herzog was detained this...

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