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Friday 18 April 2014

Sarkozy in court over 'donation'

Nicolas Sarkozy has consistently denied claims that he illegally accepted donations

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.

A judge in Bordeaux will decide whether the 57-year-old Conservative will be charged with taking advantage of 90-year-old L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt.

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.

Press Association

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