The former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation relating to a case involving L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, Reuters has reported.
A judicial source told the news agency Mr Sarkozy was being investigated over allegations of taking advantage of a vulnerable person.
The former French president has repeatedly denied taking campaign funds from Ms Bettencourt, France's richest woman.
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