France’s top court rejects Sarkozy’s appeal over seized diary

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

PARIS - France`s Supreme Court rejected Tuesday former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s appeal to seize his diaries, which might be used by the judges for other investigations.

Sarkozy`s diaries were seized when he was accused last year of exploiting the elderly L`Oreal heiress billionaire, Liliane Bettencourt, in order to get illegal donations for his 2007 election campaign.

Charges against him were dropped in October, but ten other people have been sent for trial over the allegations. 

An investigation is underway against Sarkozy, who was allegedly accused of receiving financial help from the Libya’s ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi before the 2007 elections. 

The latest allegations against Sarkozy could jeopardize his plan to run in the 2017 French elections.

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