Keyword: 2012 election campaign

Three placed under investigation over Sarkozy's 2012 campaign finances

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

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Four arrested in French opposition party funding probe

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

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