Tuesday, July 3, 2012

HOT: Nicolas Sarkozy's Home Raided by French Police

French police have raided the home and offices of the former president Nicolas Sarkozy as part of an investigation into allegations of illegal campaign-financing, reports The Guardian.

Detectives also searched the office of the legal firm where Sarkozy is a partner and the office he moved into after losing the presidential election to the Socialist Fran├žois Hollande in May.

Reports the Guardian:
A judge in Bordeaux is investigating whether brown envelopes of illegal cash were given to Sarkozy's rightwing UMP party by France's wealthiest woman, the frail and ageing L'Oreal heir, Liliane Bettencourt, during the election campaign in 2007...
Sarkozy could also become a focus of a separate investigation into whether or not there was a shady cabinet noir at the highest reaches of the French government, which used the secret services to spy on journalists at Le Monde to uncover their sources for stories about the Bettencourt affair.
A security chief and Sarkozy ally has been placed under investigation in the alleged political spying scandal. Sarkozy has denied any involvement.

We need  this in America. Where are the investigations of Cheney and Bush?


  1. Also hoping to get some closure on Hemingsgate.

  2. How the mighty have fallen. Sucks being on the uncomfortable side of the police state when it was only yesterday you were (allegedly) framing the opposition in a foreign rape scandal.

    Sounds like poetic justice to me.