Jul 2, 2014 6:05 AM by Chelsea DeCesare

Sarkozy faces charges in French corruption probe

PARIS (AP) - Officials say former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is facing preliminary charges in an investigation linked to allegations that he took $67 million in illegal campaign funds from Libya's Moammar Gadhafi.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says the allegations against Sarkozy are serious and that the judicial investigation is being carried out independently of the Socialist government, which defeated Sarkozy in elections in 2012.

Valls tells BFM television that "No one is above the law."


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