Libyan funding of Sarkozy election campaign: a damning police report

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Police officers from France's fraud squad the OCLCIFF have produced a preliminary and damning report into the claims that the Libyan regime under Muammar Gaddafi funded the 2007 presidential election campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy. It raises questions about the role of Éric Woerth who at the time was treasurer of Sarkozy's campaign, later became a minister and is now president of the finance committee at the National Assembly. Meanwhile judges have ordered the seizure of properties belonging to Sarkozy's former chief-of-staff and right-hand man, Claude Guéant. Fabrice Arfi and Karl Laske report.

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More than ten years after the events, the pieces of the puzzle are finally beginning to fall into place. On September 5th, 2017, the French police's financial crimes squad the Office Central de Lutte Contre la Corruption et les Infractions Financières et Fiscales (OCLCIFF) completed an initial and damning 22-page report into the claims that the Libyan regime under Muammar Gaddafi funded Nicolas Sarkozy's successful 2007 presidential campaign.