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>> Former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy is being formally investigated over allegations his 2007 election campaign received funding from the now deceased Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi. After two days of questioning in police custody, Sarkozy has been told he is formally suspected of passive corruption, an offence that carries a sentence of up to ten years in jail.
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The issue at hand is a murky affair of Libyan spies, arms dealers and allegations that Gaddafi provided Sarkozy's election campaign with millions of Euros shipped to Paris in suitcases. Sarkozy is denied all wrongdoing. He told France's Le Figaro newspaper, the accusations of illicit funding are a web of lies that have made his life hell and claims the long rumbling story cost him his 2012 reelection bid.