Former French spy chief to stand trial for snooping on journalists

Bernard Bernard Squarcini, ex-head of the DCRI, is to face trial for seizing phone records of a journalist investigating Bettencourt affair.

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France’s former domestic spy chief is to face trial for ordering the seizure of the phone records of a journalist investigating a case of alleged illicit political party funding involving France’s richest woman and Nicolas Sarkozy, the former president, reports The Financial Times.