Sarkozy faces questioning in corruption scandal

May 11, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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PARIS, May 11 (UPI) -- Investigators say French president Nicolas Sarkozy could be summoned for questioning about corruption allegations this summer.

Sarkozy has been under scrutiny over suspected campaign finance improprieties and will lose his presidential immunity from prosecution once he leaves office next week.

Sarkozy has denied the allegations; however, magistrates have been investigating claims his aides pocketed cash donations to his 2007 campaign from L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt.

Radio France Internationale said Friday Sarkozy also faces allegations he accepted contributions from a Pakistani arms dealer and Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Sarkozy has also denied those claims.

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