Report: Sarkozy illegally accepted 50 m. Euros from Qaddafi

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 3, 2013 16:51

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy accepted 50 million Euros in illegal contributions from former Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi to finance his political ascent, Britain's The Independent reported Thursday.

The claim was made last month to a French judge by Lebanese businessman Ziad Takieddine, who allegedly has facilitated illegal dealings between France and the Middle East for two decades.

According to the report, Sarkozy accepted more than 50 million Euros from Qaddafi, and that his first presidential campaign in 2006-7 was “abundantly” financed by Tripoli.

The allegations were rejected as “outrageous” and “self-interested” by sources close to Sarkozy. However, Takieddine reportedly was ready to show investigators proof of the financial dealings if a judicial investigation is launched into Libya’s financing of French politicians.

Sarkozy, in conjunction with British Prime Minister David Cameron organized the foreign intervention in October 2011 that led to Qaddafi's overthrow.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 21, 2018
Trump stands with Saudi prince despite pressure from U.S. lawmakers

By REUTERS