Skip to comments.Nicolas Sarkozy's home raided by French police
Posted on 07/03/2012 12:02:06 PM PDT by Cincinna
French police have raided the home and offices of the former president Nicolas Sarkozy as part of an investigation into allegations of illegal campaign-financing by France's wealthiest woman.
Police searched the mansion rented by Carla Bruni in a chic gated community in the west of Paris early on Tuesday morning. She and Sarkozy have lived there since their marriage, in 2008. Detectives also searched the office of the legal firm where Sarkozy is a partner and the office he moved into after losing the presidential election to the Socialist François Hollande in May.
The couple were not present as they had left for a holiday in Quebec on Monday, Sarkozy's lawyer said.
As president, Sarkozy was protected by judicial immunity but this expired on 16 June. A judge in Bordeaux is investigating whether brown envelopes of illegal cash were given to Sarkozy's rightwing UMP party by France's wealthiest woman, the frail and ageing L'Oreal heir, Liliane Bettencourt, during the election campaign in 2007. The investigating magistrate is trying to establish whether Sarkozy's campaign may have received 800,000 (£640,000) in illegal funding, and whether transfers from Swiss accounts may have been handed over to Sarkozy's campaign treasurer or even to Sarkozy himself.
In February, Eric Woerth, the former budget minister and treasurer of Sarkozy's ruling UMP party, was placed under judicial investigation over cash he was alleged to have received from Bettencourt to fund the 2007 campaign.
Sarkozy has denied any links to the scandal. Magistrates working on the cases have so far kept silent over whether they would call Sarkozy to testify.
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This is the socialists persecuting Sarkozy for being a conservative. I’m surprised that Obama hasn’t done the same thing by putting Bush up for a good old fashioned Soviet show trial.
Wow...that didn’t take long.A Communist is elected and two weeks later he orders that his failed opponent’s house be raided.I think that’s called French efficiency.
The socialist they elected is a real man-child in the image of Obama.
No doubt that the socialists want to use some old school intimidation tactics to strengthen their power base. Not to mention that he wants to get the news off of his spoiled brat girlfriend’s classless outbursts.
What is it with Liberals being so insecure...
Sarkozy is as conservative as Bill Clinton.
Guess they don’t need a warrant - no 4th Amendment protection in France.
Scroll down for the take on America by leftists.
This crap from Arun Kapil who is American born, living in France, teaches at a Catholic University. and who VOTES IN FOREIGN ELECTIONS!
He is constantly trashing America for “stop and frisk” and proclaiming that the US Constition is a “flawed document written by white slave owners” rambling against guns and RKBA, and begging people to vote for Barry, trying to scare us with the VRWC boogyman.
He uses his blog to trash everything American, from the work ethic to football.
He fancies himself an
expert on the US Constitution and is hell-bent on reelecting Barry.
French blogs like this
And this, an attack on the Roberts Court.
THE ROBERTS COURT v AMERICA
This is sadly typical, not only of the Socialist and communist view in France but the view of a growing number of Americans living in France trashing their own country.
France just isn’t what it was. In a recent poll, 92% of French want to see Barry reelected.
All my family and friends, and those of other FReepers, and our fellow FReepers in France must be the other sane 8%.
Excellent point, Noamie. Can I use that quote?
Another wuss who throws a baseball like a girl, totally dominated by “Aunt Esther” or her French counterpart, Madame Tweeter.
French PM Ayrault just announced that in 2013 gay marriage and gay adoption will be legal and foreigners living in France legally will have right to vote
Evidently the French PM does not share George Bush’s philosophy in regards to dealing with his predecessor.
French gay couples get right to ‘marry, adopt children’
It seems like the French Socialists are consolidating their power and proceeded with Soviet style trials against the opposition, as the police raid Sarko’s home and law offices in the middle of the night.
By executive fiat, in their first month in office, they are instituting gay marriage and gay adoption , something the French are overwhelmingly opposed to.
Well, elections have consequences. As we have found out, in, er, spades.
Amazing. When countries fall, they fall fast. America & France being perfect examples.
The French deserve the scum they elected.
Shame on Sarkozy if he didn’t see this coming and prepare for it.
Banana republic stuff.
Shame on Sarkozy if he didnt see this coming and prepare for it.
He probably did but then...
No one expects the Spanish Inquisition.
Or French as the case may be.
Bring out the “comfy” chair!
Remember what happened in the 1930s interwar years in France. There was so much internecine fighting that when France was invaded, defeatism prevailed. The socialists have own the seeds of retribution and they will eventually reap the harvest. However, unfortunately, it will be the Muslims that will be the ultimate beneficiaries.
This isn’t new. France has been fighting this culture war since 1789. Unfortunately, France’s right wing has been lead by some quixotic people for far too long.
...The United States is swirling right behind you.