France Investigation

Evidence and lies: latest revelations as Gaddafi-Sarkozy funding probe awaits outcome

Mediapart can reveal the latest developments that allowed judges to wrap up the Sarkozy-Libyan funding affair probe after nine long years of investigation. Those who are under investigation in the case, including former president Nicolas Sarkozy, now face the possibility of being sent to trial at a criminal court in Paris. Fabrice Arfi and Karl Laske report.

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He was the only one to reply “yes” and it didn't go well. Before finally wrapping up their investigation into the sprawling Gaddafi-Sarkozy affair that had begun nine years earlier, investigating judges Aude Buresi and Virginie Tilmont wrote to the lawyers of the leading figures under investigation to see if their clients wanted to be heard one last time. All of them, from the former head of the French state Nicolas Sarkozy to his former ministers Claude Guéant, Brice Hortefeux and Éric Woerth, politely declined the offer.

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