Ex-president Sarkozy in influence-peddling probe


Nicolas Sarkozy is believed to be investigated for a payment by Russian insurance firm Reso-Garantia of €3 million made in 2019. – EPA pic, January 15, 2021.

FRENCH prosecutors today said they have opened a probe into alleged influence-peddling against former president Nicolas Sarkozy, adding a new legal woe for an ex-leader already mired in judicial troubles.

The probe opened by France’s PNF financial prosecutors concerns advisory activities undertaken by Sarkozy in Russia, the PNF told AFP, confirming a report by the Mediapart news site.


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