Ex-Sarkozy campaign treasurer Woerth faces probe over Libyan funding affair

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The current chairman of the powerful finance committee at the National Assembly, Éric Woerth, has been placed under formal investigation over the affair involving Libyan funding of Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign. Member of Parliament Woerth, who was treasurer of Sarkozy's campaign and later budget minister, faces an investigation over “collusion in illicit financing of an election campaign”. It is claim he concealed a massive influx of cash in the campaign accounts. Former president Nicolas Sarkozy is already under investigation in relation to the affair. Fabrice Arfi and Karl Laske report.

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The chairman of the National Assembly's powerful finance committee, Éric Woerth, has been placed under formal investigation by judges for his role in the affair involving Libyan funding of Nicolas Sarkozy's successful 2007 presidential election campaign. Woerth, who is being probed for “collusion in illicit financing of an election campaign”, was campaign treasurer and faces claims he concealed a large influx of cash in the campaign accounts.