FRANCE: ‘ MAGISTRATES RULE AUTHORITIES ACTED LEGALLY IN TAPPING SARKOZY’S PHONE ‘

#AceNewsReport – Featured Update:FRANCE:May.07: French magistrates ruled Thursday that authorities had acted legally in tapping ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy’s phone, in a potential blow to his hopes to run for president in 2017, Reuters said.

The measure was approved as part of investigation of the funding of Sarkozy’s successful 2007 election campaign. The former president has denied any wrongdoing, and lawyers said they would appeal against the decision.

However, it will not halt the investigation over allegations of corruption and influence peddling, according to a judicial source.

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