Yesterday the French police raided the home and offices of the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy. The operative is part of an investigation into illegal campaign financing and alleged brown envelopes of cash from France’s wealthiest women, Liliane Bettencourt, the L’Oreal hairspray heiress.
Police officers searched the rented mansion of Carla Bruni, they also investigated the office of the legal firm where Sarkozy is a partner and the new office he translated after losing the presidential election to Socialist François Hollande in May.
The Sarkozy family was not present during the police operative since they had left for a Quebec chalet holiday on Monday. The judicial immunity that Sarkozy had for being a president expired on 16 June. (AV)