Libyan funding: the new documents that threaten Sarkozy's former key aide

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The middleman Alexandre Djouhri has been released on bail by a court in London pending proceedings to extradite him to France. Examining magistrates in Paris investigating claims that Libyan regime money was used to finance Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign want to question Djouhri over crucial documents found at his Swiss home. Mediapart understands these show that the middleman did indeed oversee the payment of half a million euros of Libyan origin to President Sarkozy's most trusted lieutenant, Claude Guéant. Karl Laske and Fabrice Arfi report.

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The French businessman and intermediary Alexandre Djouhri faces extradition to France later this year to face questioning by examining magistrates investigating claims that Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan regime helped fund Nicolas Sarkozy's successful 2007 presidential election campaign. Djouhri is now on bail in London having been arrested by British police on Sunday January 7th under a European arrest warrant.