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’Nicolas Sarkozy ‘ held’

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PARIS – The former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, is arrested. That have sources within the French justice said. He is by the police, interrogated in a research on the financing of a former election campaign.

Sarkozy met the former Libyan leader Muammar Kaddafi in 2007 in Paris.

Sarkozy is often the target of legal investigation. Last year, he had a right to justify for the financing of his election campaign for the presidency in 2012. That funding would be illegal.

Kadaffi

The hearing Tuesday was related to his election campaign in 2007. This did earlier messages of the round. So claimed a Franco-Libyan businessman in 2016 that he has three suitcases with money from the former Libyan leader Muammar Kaddafi to Sarkozy had transferred. It would go to 5 million euro. Sarkozy has always denied that he had the money of the Libyan dictator has been adopted.

The conservative Sarkozy was president from 2007 to 2012. He lost the elections of 2012, the socialist François Hollande.

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