Report: Sarkozy under formal police investigation

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation for taking advantage of a vulnerable person, Reuters is reporting.

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy quizzed in corruption probe. Credit: Pool/ABACA/Press Association Images

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Sarkozy formally investigated

The former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has reportedly been placed under formal investigation accused of taking advantage of a vulnerable person by taking campaign funds from the L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt.