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Libya, presidential 2007… what Nicolas Sarkozy said to judges for 40 hours

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Summary :

On October 6, 7, 8 and 12, Nicolas Sarkozy was summoned to the office of Parisian examining magistrates Aude Buresi and Marc Sommerer, as part of the investigation into an alleged Libyan funding of his 2007 campaign.

After nearly 40 hours of hearing, the former head of state, already indicted for “passive corruption”, “concealment of embezzlement of public funds” and “illegal campaign financing”, is implicated this time for “criminal association”.

The case broke out in 2012 with the revelations of Mediapart and the testimony of a Franco-Lebanese businessman, Ziad Takieddine. The latter says he served as an intermediary from 2005 between two relatives of the Minister of the Interior Sarkozy, and officials of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, in order to finance the future presidential campaign of the candidate. On November 11, he withdrew his charges against Nicolas Sarkozy.

For eight years, this issue with many twists and turns weighs heavily on the former President of the Republic, who has always claimed his innocence. Timothée Boutry, journalist with the Parisian police-justice service, recounts this marathon interrogation in detail in Code Source.

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Code Source is Le Parisien’s daily news podcast. Stories told by the editorial staff or by those who experienced them directly. An appointment carried by the presenter Jules Lavie and the reporter Clawdia Prolongeau, to find from Monday to Friday from 6 p.m. on LeParisien.fr or on the main listening platforms.

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