Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost an appeal to avoid standing trial for an investigation into his 2007 presidential campaign, his lawyer told Reuters on Wednesday.
France’s ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy lost on Monday a first appeal against facing trial on influence peddling and corruption charges, according to Reuters. The Paris prosecutor’s office told the outlet that he must now wait for a second appeal before he will know if he will be tried in court.
French authorities have detained former president Nicolas Sarkozy to question him regarding allegations of illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, BBC reported Tuesday.
French prosecutors are investigating whether DCNS, an industrial group that specializes in naval defence and energy, paid a bribe as part of a deal to sell five submarines worth US$7.5 billion to Brazil, Reuters reported Sunday.
French authorities questioned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter as part of a corruption probe into FIFA’s vote for Russia and Qatar to host respectively the the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, Le Monde reported Thursday.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is under investigation regarding alleged irregularities with campaign finances dating back to his 2012 re-election campaign, according to the Guardian.
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