Sarkozy judge receives blank bullet death threats

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Jean-Louis Gentil is targeted by death threats over his investigation into suspected illegal financing of Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign.

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The judge investigating Nicolas Sarkozy for his suspected involvement in obtaining illegal political financing from L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt has received a death threat targeting both him and his family, leaving Sarkozy and his allies in an uncomfortable position after their outspoken attacks against the French judiciary, writes Bruce Crumley in this report for Time magazine: