The former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy will be arraigned on charges of illegal financing of its election campaign of 2012. On Tuesday, 7 February, reports Reuters with reference to sources in court.
According to interlocutors of Agency, in addition to the former French leader, before the court in the case of cost overruns and violation of financial laws known as the Bygmalion Affair, will appear in another 13 people.
In 2012 Sarkozy lost the presidential elections to the candidate from the Socialist party Francois Hollande. Two years later sparked a political scandal involving the suspected misuse of funds allocated for the election campaign.
PR company Bygmalion, engaged in information support of election campaign of the candidate, carried out part of the funding under fake accounts. Thus, through the PR Agency had spent about 10 million euros.
This is not the first scandal of the election campaign Sarkozy.
On 15 November last year, Libyan businessman Ziad Cachedin said that in 2006-2007, was personally involved in the transfer of several suitcases with five million euros in cash to Nicolas Sarkozy, who was interior Minister of France, and his closest collaborator Claude Geana. The funds were transferred to the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on the needs of the presidential election campaign Sarkozy.
Two months later, Gean was sentenced to two years imprisonment, one of which will be spent in prison.