Prosecutors Want Former French President Sarkozy To Stand Trial
Investigators allege Sarkozy's party hid that it spent well over the country's campaign spending limit during the 2012 election.By Lauren Stephenson | September 5, 2016
Sarkozy and a number of party officials have been under investigation for concealing that the party — Union for a Popular Movement, which is now known as The Republicans — spent well over the country's $25 million campaign spending limit. Sarkozy has said he is innocent.
Regardless, Sarkozy lost to current French President François Hollande in 2012.