AFP.com/ Ex-party head charged in Sarkozy campaign finance scandal: judicial source

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SHAFAQNA – The former head of France’s right-wing UMP party was charged Tuesday with “abuse of confidence” over a campaign finance scandal dating back to Nicolas Sarkozy’s run for the presidency in 2012.Jean-Francois Cope is the second person to be charged in the investigation, which centres on claims the party should not have paid fines levelled against Sarkozy after he broke campaign spending limits.

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