French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy arrested over ‘receiving £42million in illegal campaign funds from Gaddafi’
He is to be questioned as part of a probe into suspected irregularities over his election campaign financing, according to an official in the French judiciary.
The probe related to alleged Libyan funding for Sarkozy’s 2007 campaign, Le Monde newspaper reported.
Sarkozy is said to have received the kickbacks in 2007 during the presidential election campaign that swept him to power for a single five-year term.
French law bans candidates from receiving cash payments above £6,300, but the massive donation is said to have been laundered through bank accounts in Panama and Switzerland.
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