Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, named a suspect late yesterday by judges probing claims he took advantage of billionaire Liliane Bettencourt’s mental frailty to access her money, rejected charges of any wrongdoing.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was named as a formal suspect by judges probing claims he took advantage of billionaire Liliane Bettencourt’s mental frailty to access her fortune, Bordeaux prosecutors said.
French police raided the home and office of former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s chief-of-staff in relation to a 385 million-euro ($504 million) arbitration award to businessman Bernard Tapie, France Info radio said.
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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was named a material witness by judges investigating claims that people close to Liliane Bettencourt took advantage of the 90-year-old’s mental frailty to get at her fortune.