Foreign Affairs
Former French President Sarkozy arrested

Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy is being held under arrest following allegations made against him about accepting illicit funds.

Sarkozy allegedly accepted funds for his electoral campaign from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

News of irregularities in Sarkozy’s funds came out into the open in 2007.

The investigations were opened in 2013, after there were suspicions that Sarkozy had benefitted from Gaddafi’s illicit funds.

The allegations were made by the businessman,  Ziad Takieddine and former officers from Gaddafi’s regiment.