Former French President Nikolas Sarkozy is facing a fourth charge for allegedly accepting Libyan funds for his successful 2007 election campaign, numerous sources reported.
Sarkozy is accused of “membership in a criminal conspiracy,” and was indicted in the inquiry over the alleged Libyan financing of the 2007 campaign, according to Reuters. He claimed his innocence on Facebook and rejected all of the charges, writing that he knows “the truth will eventually triumph.”
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He was previously charged in 2018 for illegal campaign financing, passive corruption and benefiting from embezzled public funds, according to the BBC.
Prosecutors are investigating allegations that former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi secretly gave Sarkozy €50 million (more than $58 million) for his inaugural presidential campaign, according to France 24. The allegations were initially made by Saif al-Islam, one of Gaddafi’s sons, in 2011.