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Cops detain former French president Sarkozy in campaign funding probe

Published: March 20, 2018 14:20:32 | Updated: March 21, 2018 19:16:29


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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was in police custody on Tuesday morning, where he was to be questioned as part of an investigation into suspected irregularities over his election campaign financing, an official in the French judiciary said.

The probe related to alleged Libyan funding for Sarkozy’s 2007 campaign, Reuters reported quoting Le Monde newspaper.

A lawyer for Sarkozy could not be reached immediately for comment.

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