Nicolas Sarkozy again in the sights of the PNF for "influence peddling"
El expresidente Nicolas Sarkozy in una foto del 1 de octubre de 2016 in Sables d'Olone, oeste de Francia JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER AFP / Archivos
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According to Mediapart, the National Financial Prosecutor's Office (PNF) has opened a preliminary investigation for “influence peddling” and “money laundering” targeting the former president's consulting activities in Russia.
He had finished the year before the judges, in his trial in the so-called wiretapping case.
It begins 2021 with bad news on the judicial front.
, Nicolas Sarkozy is targeted by a preliminary investigation for "influence peddling" and "laundering of crime or misdemeanor".
Maneuvering, the national financial prosecutor who wonders about a contract concluded in 2019 for an amount of 3 million euros.
If the entourage of Nicolas Sarkozy ensures that the former president is "perfectly calm", this is not the first time that the PNF looks at the activities of the political retiree.
A few weeks ago, facing the court in the so-called wiretapping affair, Nicolas Sarkozy had repeatedly let his anger explode: "
I sometimes have the impression that the national financial prosecutor was made for me,
" he said at the bar.
This is because the former president, tried for corruption and influence peddling, risks imprisonment.
The verdict is expected on March 1.
A year 2021 punctuated by judicial deadlines: it is mid-March that
his trial in the Bygmalion case
Not enough to kill Nicolas Sarkozy politically.
For LR deputy Eric Ciotti, he remains "the
natural candidate of the right in 2022
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