Accusations against him ‘grotesque’ says Nicolas Sarkozy

In TV interview the former French president portrays himself as victim of an allegedly politically-motivated section of the country's judiciary.

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Hours after being put under formal investigation in a corruption and influence-peddling case, Nicolas Sarkozy, the former president of France, lashed out at the prosecution on Wednesday, saying again that he is innocent and expressing outrage at a case he said was being manipulated for political ends, reports The New York Times.