France's Sarkozy: Claim Against Him Is Unfounded

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PARIS (AP) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy says an investigation into his campaign finances is unjust and unfounded, but he's confident "the truth will win out in the end."

It was Sarkozy's first reaction to a judge's decision last week to issue preliminary charges against him in the case, thus formally placing him under investigation.

Sarkozy is accused of "abuse of someone in an impaired state" over allegations he took donations for his 2007 presidential run from L'Oreal cosmetics fortune heiress Liliane Bettencourt, who is now 90.

Sarkozy posted his comment Monday on Facebook. He said he wasn't looking for special treatment and believes in the justice system.

If Sarkozy is eventually convicted, he could face a maximum penalty of three years imprisonment and a 375,000 euro ($484,000) fine.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 199912351 -
Gray Television, Inc.