Sarkozy probe judge gets bullet in post

2013-03-28 09:03

The judge who charged former president Nicolas Sarkozy with taking financial advantage of France's richest woman has received a bullet and a death threat in the post, say lawyers.

Sarkozy escapes charge, probe continues

2012-11-23 08:12

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has escaped indictment but will continue to be investigated over allegations that his 2007 election campaign was financed with illegally secured funds.

L'Oreal heiress ready for family fight

2011-10-02 20:51

Billionaire L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt is ready for nuclear war with her daughter and has asked her lawyers to revoke a reconciliation deal the two struck last year.

L'Oreal family dispute resolved

2010-12-06 20:11

Europe's richest woman and her daughter have resolved a legal dispute that swelled into a national scandal.

Report: Sarkozy aides hired spies

2010-09-13 15:49

President Nicolas Sarkozy’s aides enlisted intelligence agents to stop government leaks from being made available to the press, say media reports.

New allegations aginst French minister

2010-08-16 16:10

A French minister already battling allegations about his links to L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt has been hit by new financial allegations.

Bettencourt: Daughter lost bid

2010-07-23 22:30

France's richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, at the centre of a fraud scandal, says she is relieved her daughter had failed to have her made a ward of the court.

L’Oreal heiress adviser detained

2010-07-15 14:07

The financial adviser to the L'Oreal heiress, Liliane Bettencourt, has been detained for questioning along with three others.

French press hits out at critcism

2010-07-10 09:12

Outraged French journalists have demanded that supporters of embattled President Nicolas Sarkozy apologise for branding coverage of a party funding scandal as fascist.

Scandal half drama, half farce

2010-07-07 17:11

The political funding scandal gripping France is a thriller mixing the high drama of Corneille and the farce of Moliere.


Sarkozy: Heiress 'never gave me a penny'

2012-11-24 19:01

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has denied receiving "a penny" in campaign funds from L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, according to reports.

Sarkozy in court over campaign funds

2012-11-22 10:00

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is due to appear before a magistrate to respond to charges that his 2007 electoral campaign was financed with funds secured illegally.

Sarkozy denies illegal campaign cash

2011-08-31 20:00

France's Sarkozy is fending off claims that he took illegal campaign cash from the L'Oreal heiress.

3 doctors to examine L'Oreal heiress

2010-11-17 22:22

A judge has ordered ageing French billionaire Liliane Bettencourt to undergo examination by three doctors as part of an ongoing legal case brought by her daughter.

Cops search Bettencourt’s home

2010-09-01 16:15

French police have searched the home of the country’s richest woman in the latest twist in an ongoing scandal rocking President Nicolas Sarkozy’s government.

Cops question French heiress

2010-07-26 21:40

Police have questioned France's richest woman about suspected tax evasion and money laundering in a scandal that has shaken the government.

L'Oreal scandal: Minister quizzed

2010-07-21 12:56

French police have questioned the country's embattled labour minister Eric Woerth as part of a probe into the L'Oreal scandals dogging President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Scandal: Sarkozy going on TV

2010-07-12 12:27

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is going on national television amid a scandal involving the L'Oreal cosmetics fortune that has rocked his government.

New twist in L'Oreal scandal

2010-07-08 18:17

President Nicolas Sarkozy's government has gained an edge in a scandal over alleged illegal campaign funding from Liliane Bettencourt as new reports cast doubt on claims by her former accountant.

Woerth denies illegal donations

2010-07-06 14:07

French Labour Minister Eric Woerth has flatly denied allegations that he had received illegal campaign donations from Liliane Bettencourt on behalf of President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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