Libya cash leads to ‘criminal conspiracy’ charge for Sarkozy over

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BY BBCAFRICA

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 in a Facebook post. 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.