French ex-president Sarkozy questioned by judges on funding

February 16, 2016 9:33 AM

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PARIS (Reuters) – Former conservative French President Nicolas Sarkozy was taken for questioning by investigating magistrates on Tuesday about a scandal over excess spending in his unsuccessful 2012 re-election campaign, witnesses said.

Sarkozy, leader of the centre-right opposition Republicans and a potential candidate for the 2017 presidential election, was driven to the headquarters of the financial prosecutors’ office to be interrogated about the so-called Bygmalion affair.

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