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

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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.