Sarkozy denied any wrongdoing. He said in a statement on Friday: “I learned of this new accusation from the greatest stupidity.” “The French must know that I am not guilty of my accusation… I know the truth will eventually prevail. “
The specter suspected of having ties to Libya has cast a shadow over Sarkozy’s tenure at the Elysée Palace and has been haunting him since he left the president after his term expired in 2012.
Friday’s “criminal organization”
These allegations also raise new questions about Sarkozy’s motives in planning NATO’s actions against the Gaddafi government in 2011. The Gaddafi regime was overthrown that year, and he was captured and killed by opposition fighters.
After the French investigation agency Mediapart conducted an investigation in 2012, the Sarkozy transaction was investigated.
Although Sarkozy’s investigation is still ongoing, the former president will stand trial on corruption charges in late November. In what is known as an “eavesdropping incident” in France, he is accused of working with his lawyers in trying to illegally obtain confidential information from a French judge.
Sarkozy will also be tried on charges of illegal campaign funds in March and April 2021.
The legal issues of the former president have further expanded. In January, the French justice of the peace also placed Sarkozy’s former assistant Thierry Gaubert (Thierry Gaubert) under formal investigation by a criminal organization.