Sarkozy in court on suspicions of illegal campaign funding

A judge in Bordeaux on Thursday will decide whether the 57-year-old Conservative will be charged with taking advantage of the 90-year-old L'Oreal heiress, Liliane Bettencourt.

hidden November 22, 2012 15:13:24 IST
Sarkozy in court on suspicions of illegal campaign funding

Paris: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has arrived at the courthouse to answer questions about suspicions he illegally accepted donations from France's richest woman to fund his 2007 election campaign.

A judge in Bordeaux on Thursday will decide whether the 57-year-old Conservative will be charged with taking advantage of the 90-year-old L'Oreal heiress, Liliane Bettencourt. Sarkozy has consistently denied all allegations.

Sarkozy in court on suspicions of illegal campaign funding

Nicolas Sarkozy. Reuters

Bettencourt's former accountant told police that she handed over $192,000 in cash she was told would be passed on to Sarkozy's campaign treasurer. In July, a magistrate ordered the seizure of Sarkozy's diaries.

 

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