Fresh setback for Sarkozy as French court rejects diary plea

A French court threw out a plea by Nicolas Sarkozy against the seizure of his diaries by judges probing a corruption case.

French court upholds Sarkozy vote funding probe

A French appeals court ruled on Tuesday an investigation could proceed into former president Nicolas Sarkozy on accusations he duped L`Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt into donating election campaign funds.

Charges against Sarkozy could be dropped

French prosecutor has asked for charges to be dropped against former President Nicolas Sarkozy in an investigation into his campaign finances.

Charges against Nicolas Sarkozy `unthinkable`: Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni has dismissed the accusation that Nicolas Sarkozy took advantage of the mental weakness of Liliane Bettencourt to finance his rise to power.

Sarkozy’s lawyers strongly deny ‘exploiting L`Oreal heiress’ claim

Lawyer for former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has rejected claims of exploiting the mental frailty of the country`s richest woman to raise election funds as ‘flawed’.

Sarkozy under formal probe in ‘illegal Bettencourt donations’ claim

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation over claims his 2007 election campaign received illegal donations from the country’s richest woman.

Sarkozy creates replica of ‘Champs-Elysées office’

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has recreated an exact replica of his old French presidential office at his new Paris base.

Govt inspectors ease scandal over French minister

French financial inspectors offered a boost to the scandal-hit government by clearing Labour Minister Eric Woerth of accusations that he helped L`Oreal billionaire Liliane Bettencourt evade taxes.