Sarkozy to stand trial in October on corruption charges


Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy | Eric Piermont/AFP through Getty Photographs

Former French president accused of attempting to acquire categorised info from a former choose.


1/8/20, 6:43 PM CET

Up to date 1/8/20, 6:46 PM CET

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is about to face trial in October over fees of corruption, in keeping with a choice made public by a Paris legal court docket on Wednesday.

Sarkozy is accused of getting tried to acquire categorised details about an investigation from a former choose in early 2014 by means of his lawyer, Le Monde reported.

Sarkozy has been hit with a slew of corruption and unlawful marketing campaign financing allegations — all of which he rejects — since shedding to François Hollande within the 2012 presidential election.

The previous president additionally faces charges over allegations that he spent practically €43 million on his failed reelection marketing campaign — nearly twice the spending restrict.

Sarkozy’s celebration, then generally known as the UMP and now referred to as Les Républicains, is accused of working with a public relations agency referred to as Bygmalion to cover the true price of his bid, utilizing faux invoices. Sarkozy has mentioned he was unaware of the fraud by executives at Bygmalion, who’re additionally implicated within the case, in keeping with the Guardian.

In 2018, Sarkozy was briefly detained over allegations that a part of his 2007 election marketing campaign had been illegally financed by the Libyan authorities, then led by Muammar Gaddafi who was ousted and later killed throughout the Arab Spring in 2011.

However Sarkozy has all the time denied these allegations, saying there’s a lack of credible proof towards him.

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