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Carla Bruni accused of trying to silence accusations in Sarkozy’s 2007 campaign in France

Carla Bruni accused of trying to silence accusations in Sarkozy’s 2007 campaign in France

Carla Bruni accused of trying to silence accusations in Sarkozy’s 2007 campaign in France

actress and singer Karla Bruni was accused of allegedly participating in an operation to silence arms dealer Ziad Takieddine, who accused her husband, Nicholas Sarkozyof having illegally financed his 2007 presidential campaign with money from Muammar Gaddafi.

Judicial sources cited by the media confirmed the Bruni’s accusation for having benefited from the bribery of Takieddine knowing that this crime had been committed, and for being part of a group that intended through these maneuvers to commit a judicial coup.

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The accusation was formalized at the end of the appearance this Tuesday before the investigating judge who directs this investigationand is accompanied by a judicial control which prevents her from contacting anyone involved except her husband.

The former French first lady is suspected of acting as an intermediary between Sarkozy and Michèle Marchand, also known as ‘Mimi’, friend of the couple and known for her work in the tabloid press.

AND ‘MimiMerchant who appears to have orchestrated the bribery of the shadowy Lebanese arms dealer, who has renounced allegations that the Sarkozy with which he arrived at the Elysée Palace in 2007, he received money from the Libyan regime he led at the time Muammar Gaddafi.

Takieddinewho claimed before the judges to have acted as an intermediary in the personal delivery of five million euros in cash between the end of 2006 and the beginning of 2007, later denied this in an interview recorded in November 2020 in Beirut which was broadcast on the channel BFMTV Television and for the magazine Paris Game.

These events led to the opening of a investigation judicial in May 2021 and Sarkozy He was accused of being a beneficiary of the alleged bribe from the Lebanese arms dealer.

A dozen other people are also charged, including ‘MimiMerchant.

Investigators suspect that the wife of the former French president had knowledge of the operation with Takieddine and one of the pieces of evidence would be a hidden telephone line that he opened to exchange messages with Michele Marchand.

Source: Elcomercio

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