Former French President Sarkozy Arrested "Over Campaign Financing"

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was arrested on Tuesday morning in connection with a probe into the financing of his successful 2007 presidential run which allegedly included funding from late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Sarkozy - who was president of France from 2007 until 2012 - is said to have accepted €50MM from Gaddafi's regime, claims which have been repeated by the late Libyan dictator's son and French businessman Ziad Takieddine, SkyNews reported. That amount would be more than double the legal spending limit in French elections at that time, which was €21MM. Alleged payments would also violate French laws on foreign financing and declaring the source of campaign funds.

Nicolas Sarkozy (L) greets Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2007 in Paris

Sarkozy and his campaign manager have repeatedly denied accepting money from Libya. According to Le Monde, this is the first time Mr Sarkozy has been questioned in relation to this investigation, which was opened in April 2013. Sarkozy has already been ordered to stand trial in a separate case, concerning the financing of his 2012 re-election campaign, when he lost to Francois Hollande. He has denied that the unsuccessful 2012 re-election campaign received illegal funding.

The former president can be held for up to 48 hours and presented to a magistrates' court for indictment if police seek charges. 

In March 2011, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the late dictator's son, told Euronews: "Sarkozy has to give back the money he accepted from Libya to finance his electoral campaign. We financed his campaign and we have the proof…

"The first thing we're demanding is that this clown gives back the money to the Libyan people."

Takieddine claims he delivered three suitcases stuffed with cash to Paris between 2006 and 2007, and handed them over to Mr Sarkozy in the interior ministry when he was a minister.

Sarkozy, who was president from 2007 to 2012, attempted to stage a comeback for the 2017 election, but failed to convince the voters in his own party to support him and had to concede to Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe.

Of course, if only Sarkozy had done what other developed country leaders do, and opened a foundation to accept all these foreign bribes donations, all of this unpleasantness could have been avoided.

 

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Adolph.H. DownWithYogaPants Tue, 03/20/2018 - 20:12 Permalink

Macron knows that he doesn't stand a chance against Sarkozy during the next election run, so the idea is to get him indicted to prevent him from running for presidency ever again.

However this is discounting the badassery of Sarkozy when it comes to taking his revenge. I wouldn't sleep easily if I were Macron. Let's see how this little vendetta will end up...

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whoflungdung Expendable Container Tue, 03/20/2018 - 17:49 Permalink

Hold the champagne even longer (if that's possible) and watch this:

 

Trump Has Declared War on the Deep State – Kevin Shipp

https://usawatchdog.com/trump-has-declared-war-on-the-deep-state-kevin-…

 

And this:

 

Clinton Charity Fraud Biggest Scandal in US History – Kevin Shipp

https://usawatchdog.com/clinton-charity-fraud-biggest-scandal-in-us-his…

Can't blame Killary though, she's got her gonads in (((their))) vice.

 

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JohnGaltUk BGO Tue, 03/20/2018 - 07:01 Permalink

Nice guy Sarkozy. borrow 50 million and then have the guy sodomized and killed so you dont have to pay him back.

Hey Trump, when you have finished draining your swamp and can you drain our swamp please. We have some shitty creatures in ours. First the BREXITers that sold democracy out.

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Expendable Container shining one Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:34 Permalink

True. But Trump was never 'meant' to win against Killary. He was not an insider of the Deep State OR the Shadow Government (separate entities but they co-operate in order to rob Americans' social security funds and pension funds etc and use that money against Americans - that is why they are attacking him and want him out - they are not assured they can control him 100% as they can Kill & Killary Clinton. Listen on USA Watchdog, Greg Hunter : HERE  

Their tactics are to keep Trump in the dark and feed him disinformation (just like they did on the 'weapons of mass destruction' disinformation against Iraq). We need to both support him and pressure him to stay the course to drain the swamp, Eisenhower's warning originally stated 'the military/industrial/CONGRESSIONAL complex - the swamp is explained in much greater detail, naming names, organizations and corporations in 'Part 1 Shadow Government' :  HERE

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The_merovingian BGO Tue, 03/20/2018 - 07:13 Permalink

Don’t worry, He’s not going anywhere. This is just a shakedown. If they wanted to put him in jail, they would have done it years ago, since this is all well-known and documented for years. Takieddine went on many tv shows over the years to tell his story and was never sued for defamation. It’s an open secret that was blatantly obvious for everybody when Muammar set up his tent in the Elysee garden (something unprecedented in French diplomacy) after Sarkozy invited him with the highest honors after the election. A few month later, he asked for his head on a platter. Politics...

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DelusionsCrowded The_merovingian Wed, 03/21/2018 - 01:34 Permalink

 Timing is everything ,so why now is the Q I'm wondering .

Perhaps its to do with the Indigineous French attitudes (anger at immigration)  that the DS is always monitoring. A real hardening of the Right Wing , obdurate . So the DS is trying to confuse and divide  by blaming the peoples troubles on an one of their X front men ,white --jew and politian, its the jews remember sheeple , its the politians sheeple and the're White (sort of :-)  

Get my point , this is a divide and distract to hinder right wing opinion from strenghtening . And to strengthen both the Left and Muslim sense of righteousness .

Its  a socio political tactic of divide and rule .To maintain the Masonic States status quo and control the direction of society , which is MC forever .   

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Davidduke2000 Tue, 03/20/2018 - 06:34 Permalink

Let's see if the tribe will try to save one of its members, his grandfather on his mother's side was a joo and his father was a joo hungarian.

I do not blame sarkozy for being a crook, it's in the genes, they are "born this way" like the song says.

GreatUncle Tue, 03/20/2018 - 06:36 Permalink

This is Merkel's bestest buddy and Junkers would not have had a bad thing to say about him.

Nothing more loyal than the thickest of thieves...

So when does Merkel and Junkers get coughed up for their improper payments?

Joe A Tue, 03/20/2018 - 06:38 Permalink

And now you know one of the real reasons for the war against Libya. Human rights, democracy and all that had nothing to do with that.

Miss Expectations Tue, 03/20/2018 - 07:23 Permalink

Sarkozy and the envelopes of cash: President denies taking money from L'Oreal heiress (2010)

French president Nicolas Sarkozy has denied damaging new claims that he took cash donations from France's richest woman.
Amid growing public disquiet about sleaze allegations, the Elysee reacted angrily to claims by a former bookkeeper of Liliane Bettencourt, a billionaire heiress and the biggest shareholder in the L'Oreal empire.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1292539/Sarkozy-denies-taking-m…

venturen Tue, 03/20/2018 - 07:24 Permalink

Wow you know it is bad....when the French are more honest than you and arrest Democrat/socialists types...... Clintons and Obama should BOTH BE IN JAIL!

archie bird Tue, 03/20/2018 - 07:37 Permalink

Gaddafi was gong to make Libya the FIRST African nation to base it's currency  on the gold standard. They were tired of being bullied by the global elites financially.

At the time of his death, He had decided to give up his nuclear ambitions and was making contact with the West to get back into better graces with Western leaders.

Gaddafi has his bad moments, but he was very generous with his people.  He let everyone have health insurance, and newlyweds were given a substantial amount of money and an entire month off to enjoy their new lives together. 

Before he died he had BILLIONS of gold in vaults readying the switch over.  Well, the Banksters didn't like that.

The gold is gone now, Hillary and France got the bulk of it from what I can tell.