France investigates Sarkozy’s advisory activities in Russia

The French National Prosecutor’s Office for Financial Crimes has launched a preliminary into former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, French media report.

The former head of state is suspected of “influence peddling”. We are talking about his consulting activities in .

According to the Internet portal Mediapart, in 2019, Sarkozy signed a multi-year consulting contract with the Russian insurance company RESO-Garantia for €3 million.

Investigators are trying to determine whether the former president worked as a consultant, which is perfectly legal, or whether he “engaged in sensitive potential lobbying activities.”

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