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Ex-Sarkozy aide arrested in Libya funding probe

French former Interior Minister Claude Gueant was taken into custody on Friday in connection with a probe into the alleged financing by Kadhafi's Libya of Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 presidential election campaignFormer French interior minister Claude Gueant was taken into custody on Friday in connection with a probe into the alleged financing by Moamer Kadhafi’s Libya of Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential election campaign. Gueant, who was Sarkozy’s right-hand man for a decade, claimed the money was the proceeds of the sale of two 17th-century Flemish paintings to a Malaysian lawyer. Accusations that Sarkozy’s successful 2007 campaign was financed by Kadhafi’s Libya emerged after the first round of voting in the 2012 election, when the Mediapart website published a document setting out an arrangement for 50 million euros to be paid to the campaign.

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