Sarkozy in court over 'donation'
Published 22/11/2012 | 05:49
Former president Nicolas Sarkozy is appearing in court over claims that he illegally accepted donations from France's richest woman to fund his 2007 election campaign.
Mr Sarkozy has consistently denied the allegations.
Ms Bettencourt's former accountant told police she handed over 150,000 euros (£120,700) in cash that she was told would be passed on to Mr Sarkozy's campaign treasurer.
In July, a magistrate ordered the seizure of Mr Sarkozy's diaries.