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The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has denounced allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal election campaign funding from the regime of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi as “crazy” and “monstrous”.

“There is no proof … not even the slightest beginning of any proof,” Sarkozy told French TV after he was placed under formal investigation for illegal campaign financing, accepting bribes and the misappropriation of Libyan state funds over allegations that he received the illegal funding from Gaddafi for his election in 2007.

“I have never betrayed the trust of the French people,” Sarkozy told TF1 news in an angry TV appearance. The former French president said Gaddafi was a “crazy man who likely used drugs”, a bloodthirsty dictator whose “band of killers, crooks and mafiosos” were now slandering Sarkozy because he had helped topple the Gaddafi regime in 2011. Sarkozy said he had never taken “one cent” and denounced the case as a plot aimed at stopping him from serving a second term. Read More …

 

 

The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has denounced allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal election campaign funding from the regime of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi as “crazy” and “monstrous”. “There is no proof … not even the slightest beginning of any proof,” Sarkozy told French TV after he was placed under formal investigation for illegal campaign financing, accepting bribes and the misappropriation of Libyan state funds over allegations that he received the illegal funding from Gaddafi for his election in 2007. “I have never betrayed the trust of the French people,” Sarkozy told TF1 news in an angry TV appearance. The former French president said Gaddafi was a “crazy man who likely used drugs”, a bloodthirsty dictator whose “band of killers, crooks and mafiosos” were now slandering Sarkozy because he had helped topple the Gaddafi regime in 2011. Sarkozy said he had never taken “one cent” and denounced the case as a plot aimed at stopping him from serving a second term.