France: French ex-president Sarkozy charged with ‘criminal conspiracy’

French investigating magistrates have issued a fourth charge against ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy for allegedly accepting Libyan cash to fund his 2007 presidential campaign.

He is accused of “membership in a criminal conspiracy”, in the long-running investigation. The charges could lead to a trial.

After four days of questioning, he rejected all the charges. He was also questioned last year.

There are also other cases against him.

In the Libya investigation, he was charged in 2018 with corruption, illegal campaign financing, and benefiting from embezzled public funds.

In January magistrates also placed a former Sarkozy aide, Thierry Gaubert, under formal investigation.

The original full article can be found at bbc.co.uk

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