Sarkozy-Libya funding probe: judges investigating witness tampering say case is 'of major gravity’

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French magistrates probing evidence of the subornation of a key witness in a judicial investigation into the suspected Libyan funding of Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential election campaign have, in their summary report in the case, have described a criminal project “aimed at influencing the statements of a witness and to mislead, even to publicly discredit, the examining magistrates in charge of a case of particular sensitivity, in which a former French president is notably placed under investigation”.