Paul Bismuth is a real estate developer in Israel who happened to go to high school with Sarkozy's lawyer. When prosecutors investigating corruption wiretapped Sarkozy's phone, Sarkozy adopted the alias.
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy has accused France’s justice system of trying to “humiliate” and “destroy” him, after he was charged in a corruption probe that could spell trouble for his future political ambitions.
France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with corruption and influence peddling, French prosecutors said Wednesday, a dramatic move in a criminal probe that could wreck his hopes of a political comeback. The decision...Show More Summary
Police are looking into whether the ex-president of France received illegal campaign donations from L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt and Libyan tyrant Moammar Gadhafi; Facebook has been manipulating users all along it seems; meanwhile, scientists have discovered a human protein can clean drinking water. Show More Summary
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday on suspicions he tried to use his influence to thwart an investigation of his 2007 election campaign, the prosecutor's office said.
After 15 hours of questioning yesterday, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy emerged as the star of his very own formal investigation into allegations that he peddled influence. It's a staggering turn of events Le Figaro calls a "shock wave," and an unprecedented one for a former French president, notes the...
PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, his lawyer and a magistrate are facing preliminary charges in a corruption investigation linked to allegations that he took 50 million euros ($67 million) in illegal campaign funds from Libya's Moammar Gadhafi, after a night of questioning by judicial officials.
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SARKOZY PLACED UNDER INVESTIGATION Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been formally placed under investigation by a judge in Paris after 15 hours of questioning over his alleged abuse of influence. Sarkozy is said to have askedShow More Summary
Former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, was charged by prosecutors Wednesday "with corruption and influence peddling in a criminal investigation," the AFP reports. Sarkozy was detained earlier today by anti-corruption police and questioned for 15 hours. Read more...
THERE is probably never a good time for a former president to be held by judicial police for questioning. But the timing for Nicolas Sarkozy who was called in by the anti-corruption division of the judicial police in Nanterre on July 1st, was particularly awkward. Show More Summary
The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been taken into police custody for questioning as part of an inquiry into alleged abuse of power. The unprecedented step followed the arrest of Sarkozy’s lawyer and two magistrates who are under investigation for allegedly using their influence to obtain information about legal cases against him. Click here to read […]
PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was detained Tuesday and reportedly questioned by financial investigators in a corruption probe that could cloud his chances of a political comeback.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was detained by anti-corruption police for questioning on Tuesday. The investigators are attempting to determine whether or not he used a magistrate as an informant during judicial proceedings against him. Read more...
Suspicions about Nicolas Sarkozy's fundraising activities also touch on late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and the heiress to the L'Oreal fortune.
NANTERRE, France (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained and was reportedly being questioned by financial investigators Tuesday in a corruption probe that is rattling France's conservative political establishment.
The unprecedented move could slash Sarkozy's chances of being re-elected in 2017
By Nicholas Vinocur NANTERRE France (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was held for questioning on Tuesday over suspicions that he received leaked details of an inquiry into alleged irregularities in his 2007 election campaign. Show More Summary
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained near Paris for questioning over whether he used his influence to get information on an inquiry into allegations that former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi funded his 2007 campaign, Reuters reports. Show More Summary
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was held on Tuesday for questioning into suspicions that a network of informers kept him abreast of a separate inquiry into alleged irregularities in his 2007 election campaign, a legal source said. Show More Summary