Nicolas Sarkozy, the former president of France, went before a judge on Thursday to respond to allegations that he illegally accepted donations from France’s richest woman to fund his 2007 election campaign. The judge in Bordeaux could decide whether the 57-year-old conservative, a polarizing figure who often faced criticism for cozy ties to the rich, will be charged with taking advantage of the 90-year-old L’Oreal heiress, Liliane Bettencourt. Sarkozy has consistently denied all allegations.
Unlimited access to BostonGlobe.com for only 99 cents for the first 4 weeks.Sign up
Are you a home delivery subscriber?
Get FREE access as part of your print subscriptionStart Here
Contact us for help