France Sarkozy

November 22, 2012 - 6:33 AM
FILE - This Friday, May 4, 2012 file photo shows France's then President and conservative candidate for re-election in 2012, Nicolas Sarkozy as he delivers a speech in Sables d'Ollonne, western France. Sarkozy went before a judge on Thursday, Nov.22, 2012 to respond to suspicions he illegally accepted donations from France's richest woman to fund his 2007 election campaign. The judge in Bordeaux could decide whether the 57-year-old conservative, a polarizing figure who often faced criticism for cozy ties to the rich, will be charged with taking advantage of the 90-year-old L'Oreal heiress, Liliane Bettencourt. Sarkozy has consistently denied all allegations.(AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)