Keyword: illegal political party funding

Emotional Bruni defends Sarkozy over Bettencourt investigation

Nicolas Sarkozy's wife Carla Bruni tells French radio it is 'unthinkable' that he could have abused the frailty of a woman who was his mother's age.

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Sarkozy denounces 'unfair' implication in Bettencourt scandal

Former French president uses his Facebook page to swipe at magistrate who placed him under formal investigation in corruption scam probe.

Illegal political funding probe closes in on Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign treasurer

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A ruling by the Versailles court of appeal on July 4th 2013 has ordered that Mediapart must remove from its website all articles which contain extracts from the so-called ‘butler tapes’ at the heart of the Bettencourt affair. The penalty for not doing so is 10,000 euros per article per day (effective from July 21st). Mediapart has appealed against the ruling.