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Libyan financing of Sarkozy's campaign: former minister arrested (photo)The judicial soap opera on the Libyan financing of Nicolas Sarkozy’s campaign in 2007 continues. Two months after the custody of the former French president, it was around his former minister Eric Woerth who was at that time treasurer of the UMP to be indicted. It was his lawyer who announced it to the press less than 24 hours ago.

 

It is during the investigations conducted by the anti-corruption police from a report published in September 2017 on this issue that the current president (LR) of the Finance Committee of the National Assembly has been indicted . It is also because of the extent of the circulation of species in the circle of the party of the right that the treasurer of the UMP of that time has just been indicted in the context of this file.

The investigators’ goal is to establish the truth following accusations by Ziad Takieddine and former Libyan dignitaries about funding the 2007 presidential campaign with funds from Libya.

The intermediary Franco-Libyan Ziad Takieddine had declared in November 2016 to have given 5 million euros to the relatives of Nicolas Sarkozy, a few months before he was elected head of the Republic as president.

Culled from Howafrica.

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