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France’s former first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy charged with corruption

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France’s former first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has been charged with corruption offences in connection with an investigation into alleged Libyan financing of her husband Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential campaign.

The 56-year-old was charged with hiding evidence and associating with wrongdoers to commit fraud, a judicial source confirmed.

She has been barred from being in contact with all those accused except her husband, the source said.

The singer is suspected of concealment of witness tampering and involvement in an attempt to bribe Lebanese judicial personnel, among other violations.

Her lawyers, Paul Mallet and Benoit Martinez, did not immediately comment.

The former president, who ran France between 2007 and 2012, was charged in October 2023 with illegal witness tampering as part of an investigation into whether he took money from Col Muammar Gaddafi, the late Libyan dictator, to fund his 2007 election campaign.

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