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French ex-president Sarkozy charged over Libyan campaign financing: Prosecutors

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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged over claims he used Libyan cash for his 2007 election campaign, financial crimes prosecutors told AFP on Friday.

The charge for “membership in a criminal conspiracy” was brought on Monday and adds to charges in 2018 of “passive corruption… benefitting from embezzled public funds” and “illegal campaign financing” against Sarkozy, who has denied any wrongdoing.

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Last Update: Friday, 16 October 2020 KSA 13:48 – GMT 10:48