FRANCE’S SARKOZY GOES ON TRIAL FOR CORRUPTION

On 22 November, Reuters reported that former French president Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial accused of trying to bribe a judge and of influence-peddling, one of several criminal investigations that threaten to cast an ignominious pall over his decades-long political career.  Prosecutors allege Sarkozy offered to secure a plum job in Monaco for judge Gilbert Azibert in return for confidential information about an inquiry into claims that Sarkozy had accepted illegal payments from L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt for his 2007 presidential campaign.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-sarkozy-trial-idUSKBN2820VB

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/22/nicolas-sarkozy-in-dock-as-historic-trial-over-corruption-finally-begins

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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