Latest News Wires Former French President Sarkozy under investigation in corruption probe (+video)

Nicolas Sarkozy spent much of Tuesday being questioned about possible influence peddling within the French government.

By , Reuters

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday on suspicions he tried to use his influence to thwart an investigation of his 2007 election campaign, the prosecutor's office said.