Gaddafi funding probe: more revelations from Sarkozy ally’s hard disk

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The French judicial investigation into the suspected illegal financing of Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential election campaign by the regime of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has found new evidence pointing to the organisation of the alleged funding on computer files belonging to Thierry Gaubert, a close friend and political ally of the former French president. In this second of a two-part report on the discovery, Fabrice Arfi and Karl Laske detail more about the findings and their implications.

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Thierry Gaubert was a close friend and political ally of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy throughout the latter’s political ascension, beginning in the early 1980s when Sarkozy was elected mayor of the wealthy Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine.