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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-07-03

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy became the first ex-head of state in France to be held in police custody for questioning over suspected influence-peddling. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at the latest case.

On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Sarkozy was detained and questioned for 14 hours before being placed under formal investigation over suspicions of using his influence to get information about another investigation into his 2007 election campaign financing.

The 59-year-old former president has faced virtually non-stop legal battles since he left office, including a number of inquiries into corruption allegations and wrongdoings.

The current case relates to allegations that he used his influence to get illegal insider information on another investigation into illegal funding for his 2007 election campaign from the late Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi.

 

Date created : 2014-07-03

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