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Ex French President Sarkozy in police custody over Gadhafi financing

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday.

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This is part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.[break]

The probe relates to alleged Libyan funding for Mr Sarkozy's 2007 campaign, Le Monde newspaper reported.

He was summoned to a police station in Nanterre where he is being questioned over the allegations.

This is the first time Sarkozy has been spoken to by authorities in connection with the inquiry, which opened in 2013.

Sarkozy was however placed under formal examination in February 2016 over alleged illegal campaign funding in 2012.

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