June 23, 2021 10:45 am
Prosecutors said on March 10, 2012, eight weeks before the presidential election runoff, the campaign’s budget was already above the legal limit. The next day, Sarkozy held a giant rally at Villepinte, north of Paris, which alone cost 6 million euros.
June 22, 2021 6:14 pm
Sarkozy, France's president from 2007 to 2012, denies wrongdoing. He is accused of having spent almost twice the maximum legal amount of 22.5 million euros (USD 27.5 million) on the re-election bid that he lost to Socialist Francois Hollande.
May 21, 2021 7:28 am
In March this year, Nicolas Sarkozy had become the second president in modern-day France — after Jacques Chirac, another rightwing politician — to be convicted for corruption.
March 18, 2021 10:24 am
Nicolas Sarkozy, who was president from 2007 to 2012, is facing allegations that he spent almost twice the maximum authorized amount of 22.5 million euros ($26.8 million) in his 2012 reelection bid, which he lost to Francois Hollande.
March 03, 2021 8:19 am
The court found that Sarkozy, 66, had tried to bribe a judge and peddle his influence after leaving office in exchange for inside information about an investigation into his 2007 campaign finances. Sarkozy is appealing the ruling.
March 04, 2021 10:41 am
Sarkozy has been accused of bribing a judge with the promise of an important position in exchange for receiving confidential information about another trial that the former French president is facing.
March 01, 2021 7:17 pm
The 66-year-old politician, who was president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted for having tried to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate in 2014 about a legal action in which he was involved.
March 20, 2018 2:32 pm
France opened a judicial inquiry in 2013 into allegations that Sarkozy's successful 2007 election bid benefited from illicit funds from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Sarkozy, who served as president from 2007 to 2012, has always denied allegations.
April 14, 2016 2:32 am
Sarkozy also met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.
April 13, 2016 5:00 pm
Calling terrorism a "cancer" that has spread widely, the former French President said, "We need to fight against barbarians who want to target European and Indian population".