Sarkozy's phones tapped in September: French prosecutors

French Justice minister Christiane Taubira holds copies of the wiretapping memos during a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

PARIS: The phones of Nicolas Sarkozy were tapped in September as part of a probe into his links with Moammar Gadhafi, prosecutors said Wednesday, adding fuel to a fresh scandal rocking the former French president.

Financial prosecutors told AFP the phone taps were put in place on September 3 and 19, and were ordered by judges probing allegations that the late Libyan leader Gadhafi helped finance Sarkozy's successful 2007 election campaign.





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