Ex-French PM cries foul after report he wanted to speed up Sarkozy legal case

November 9, 2014 12:28 PM

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Ex-French PM cries foul after report he wanted to speed up Sarkozy legal case

PARIS (Reuters) - Former French prime minister Francois Fillon said on Sunday he was a victim of a plot after a media report accused him of seeking to interfere in a legal case against Nicolas Sarkozy, his rival in the right-wing opposition.

The newspaper Le Monde alleged that Fillon had told President Francois Hollande's chief of staff in June to speed up legal cases involving Sarkozy.

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