Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy reacts as he leaves his car in Paris November 26, 2012 after a lunch meeting with his former Prime Minister Francois Fillon to discuss the UMP political party's crisis. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
France's Sarkozy investigated in Bettencourt affair: judicial source
Posted : Thursday, 21 March 2013 05:49PM
(Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Thursday in relation to a case involving L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, a judicial source said.
The source said the former president was being investigated for taking advantage of a vulnerable person.
Sarkozy has repeatedly denied taking campaign funds from Bettencourt, France's richest woman.
(Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Sophie Hares)
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