A French judge has ordered that the phone of former President Nicholas Sarkozy be tapped as part of a probe on whether he took funds from ex-Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi to help bankroll his 2007 election campaign, the French daily Le Monde reported.
Claims of phone tapping described by former French president's lawyer as 'monstrous' violation of his client's legal rights Judges ordered the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's phones to be bugged last April as part of an investigation into allegations that his 2007 election campaign was bankrolled by Libya's then leader, Muammar Gaddafi, it was claimed on Friday. The phone tapping, believed to be the first of its kind against a French leader, was described by Sarkozy's lawyer as a "monstrous" violation of his legal rights. But transcripts [...]
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has had his phone tapped for the past year on the orders of judges investigating alleged campaign donations from Libya, a French newspaper has claimed. And Le Monde newspaper said the phone taps have revealed evidence of tampering with the justice system. According to Le Monde, what the investigators discovered from the phone taps was that Mr Sarkozy was getting inside information from the courts about the course of various inquiries into his past. It said a senior prosecutor in the country's highest court [...]