After a two-day preliminary hearing into illegal financing of his election campaign, the French justice a preliminary investigation initiated against Nicolas Sarkozy (63).
The former head of state is already under court supervision. That has the French news agency AFP Wednesday night learned from legal circles. In practice, this means that he is not free to move.
Sarkozy, that the facts complained of denies, is suspected of ” passive corruption, illegal financing of his election campaign and abuse of Libyan public funds’, report several French media on the basis of sources in the area of police and justice.
A Libyan businessman Ziad Takieddine, opposite the French justice declared with three bags with a total of 5 million euros back and forth to have travelled from Tripoli to Paris, in 2006 and 2007. Since short would Justice also have documents of black on white is that the Libyan regime at the time, sent money back to the campaign team of the presidential candidate of the time.
Not first time
During his interrogation has to Sarkozy, all allegations denied’, report sources at the ministry of justice. Now that he is officially suspected of ‘passive’ corruption may mean that the examining magistrates, thinking that he may not have actively sought to campaign funding from Libya.
It is not the first time that Nicolas Sarkozy for party financing should be justified. Last year the former president is already answer for his election campaign for the presidency in 2012. That case is still pending.