Complaint was communicated by French prosecutors after a 15-hour interrogation. Sarkozy is also accused of influence peddling and abetting breach confidentiality of a magistrate.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was accused of active corruption, after being retained in custody yesterday in Paris and interrogated for 15 hours.
According to French prosecutors, Sarkozy is also accused of influence peddling and abetting breach of confidentiality of a magistrate.
The prosecution threats to exclude the possibility of Sarkozy come to re-apply to the French presidency in 2017, incurring in a penalty of up to 10 years in prison just for the crime of corruption.
The former head of state has been investigated since April last year on suspicion of having illegally funded the presidential campaign of 2007 with money from the Libyan regime, then led by Muammar Gaddafi.
This is the second time that Sarkozy is accused of suspected illegal financing of the conservative party UMP French, after being acquitted in a dossier called the Bettencourt case in which there was suspicion of abuse and exploitation of senility of the heiress to the L’Oréal group obtaining the needed funds for the presidential campaign of 2007.
The process refers to two other people, also charged and remanded in custody, the former attorney of Sarkozy, Thierry Herzog, and the Judge Gilbert Azibert, suspected of delivering to Sarkozy confidential information about their cases in exchange for political favors.