France’s national financial prosecutor’s office has charged former French President Nicolas Sarkozy with establishing a criminal association.
The case is related to Libya’s alleged funding of Sarkozy’s election campaign in 2007. He is also charged with corruption, embezzlement of public funds and obtaining money illegally.
If the guilt is proven, the former president faces up to 10 years in prison.
Sarkozy himself is sure of his innocence, as he wrote on his page in social networks: “I am innocent, I am sure that the truth will prevail”.
Sarkozy served as President of France from 2007 to 2012.
And in March 2011, the Libyan authorities reported the facts of receiving financial assistance from Sarkozy for his campaign. This statement was followed by investigative journalism, which led to the former president being indicted.