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Ex-French President Sarkozy held for questioning in corruption probe
Ex-French President Sarkozy held for questioning in corruption probe

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was being held for questioning Tuesday in connection with allegations that he had a network of informers feeding him information about police investigations into the funding of his 2007 election campaign. It is believed to be the first time in modern French history that a former leader has been detained by police. Detectives are questioning Sarkozy over allegations that he engaged in “traffic of influence” -- in other words, that he abused his power directly or indirectly. The conservative ex-president has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing after being targeted by a string of accusations of illegal campaign donations, including money from...

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