scorecardresearch

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy taken into police custody

The investigation is looking into whether Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late Moammar Khadafy (right).
The investigation is looking into whether Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late Moammar Khadafy (right).(Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images/File 2007)

PARIS — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed in custody as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy, according to a judicial source.

A person with direct knowledge of the case said Tuesday that Sarkozy was quizzed by police at the Nanterre police station, west of Paris.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

An investigation has been under way since 2013 into the case, involving funding for Sarkozy’s winning 2007 presidential campaign.

Advertisement