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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    France’s UMP party boss quits over Sarkozy funding scandal

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Party boss quits over Sarkozy funding scandal The leader of France's embattled main opposition UMP party has quit after shock claims that invoices for former president Nicolas Sarkozy's electioneering were billed as party expenses. Several heavyweights of the centre-right party, including Sarkozy's former prime minister Francois ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520149/frances-ump-party-boss-quits-over-sarkozy-funding-scandal
  2. News - World - FRANCE

    New leaks of phone calls add to Nicolas Sarkozy graft scandal

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by AFP

    ... to lobby for a job for the judge in Monaco in return for his help on one of six bribery and funding scandals in which Sarkozy is embroiled. In intercepted mobile-phone calls with his long-time ... on information about a long-running political funding scandal involving L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt. Azibert did not get the position in Monaco, a principality that is largely dependent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553055/new-leaks-phone-calls-add-nicolas-sarkozy-graft-scandal
  3. News - World - FRANCE

    French president calls on people to love their country amid economic gloom

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:45am by AFP

    ... breaks funded by cuts in public spending with no obligation to do anything in return. In a bid to appease critics, Hollande pledged to cut taxes next year for "several hundred thousand" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554388/french-president-calls-people-love-their-country-amid-economic-gloom
  4. News - World - FRANCE

    Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy says French justice twisted by politics in corruption probe

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:31pm by Reuters in Paris

    ... is accused of using his influence to get information on a troublesome legal inquiry into funding irregularities in his victorious 2007 election campaign. Specifically, magistrates are looking to see whether Sarkozy tried to get a judge promoted to the bench in Monaco in exchange for information on that campaign funding inquiry, in which he was accused of exploiting the mental frailty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545445/ex-president-sarkozy-says-french-justice-twisted-politics-corruption
  5. News - World - FRANCE

    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy held for questioning over corruption allegations

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:45pm by Reuters

    ... to get information about a separate inquiry into allegations that late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi funded his 2007 election campaign. Investigators suspect Sarkozy and his lawyer kept tabs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1544303/frances-ex-president-sarkozy-detained-questioning-over-alleged-election
  6. News - World - FRANCE

    Luc Besson under investigation over funding of Film City complex in Paris

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 12:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Prosecutors probe Besson over funding of Film City Paris prosecutors are investigating how filmmaker Luc Besson's vast €170 million (HK$1.8 billion) Film ... possible "embezzlement of public funds". But Besson's production firm EuropaCorp, which helped finance the complex, said: "The probe will show that it did not benefit from any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1387017/luc-besson-under-investigation-over-funding-film-city-complex-paris
  7. News - World - FRANCE

    French court drops illegal funding case against Nicolas Sarkozy

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 09:27pm by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in Paris Illegal funding case against Sarkozy dropped A French court has dropped charges that alleged Nicolas Sarkozy took advantage of the mental fragility of France's richest woman to obtain illegal funding for his 2007 election campaign, potentially paving the way for a political return. Sarkozy, who was under investigation for allegedly accepting cash from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1326627/french-court-drops-illegal-funding-case-against-nicolas-sarkozy
  8. News - World - FRANCE

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde escapes charges for now

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to the board of the International Monetary Fund, which again expressed confidence in its first woman leader. "Now it's time for me to return to Washington to pursue my mission as managing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1246228/imf-chief-christine-lagarde-escapes-charges-now
  9. News - World - FRANCE

    Sarkozy investigated in party-funding affair

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 10:17am by Reuters in Bordeaux

    ... Reuters in Bordeaux Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Thursday for “abuse of weakness” in a 2007 party funding case involving elderly L’Oreal ... is accused of a crime. Sarkozy, who only this month hinted he could make a political comeback, repeatedly has denied taking campaign funds from Bettencourt. “Nicolas Sarkozy, who benefits from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1196990/sarkozy-investigated-party-funding-affair
  10. News - World - FRANCE

    Secret Sarkozy tapes could threaten his political comeback

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 09:06pm by AP

    ... took advantage of France's richest woman, 91-year-old Liliane Bettencourt, when she was too frail to know what she was doing in helping fund his successful 2007 election campaign. Charges ... Those recordings were made after Sarkozy left the presidency in 2012 at the request of judges investigating the origin of funding for his 2007 presidential campaign. Based on the content ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1446510/secret-sarkozy-tapes-could-threaten-his-political-comeback

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