Preliminary charges have been filed against the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, the AP news agency is reporting.
Mr Sarkozy is being investigated over allegations of taking advantage of a vulnerable person by taking campaign funds from the L'Oreal heiress, which he has denied.
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