2012 election campaign

Three placed under investigation over Sarkozy's 2012 campaign finances

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The trio worked for PR firm Bygmalion and a subsidiary which organised events for former president's failed re-election bid in 2012.

Four arrested in French opposition party funding probe

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The arrests are part of a fraud investigation into an events firm employed by the UMP party during Nicolas Sarkozy's 2012 election campaign.

French conservative opposition party official admits Sarkozy funding scam

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France's mainstream Right opposition party, the UMP, is further engulfed in a corruption scandal that implicates its leader and Nicolas Sarkozy.