Carla Bruni-Sarkozy charged with witness tampering over husband’s campaign finance case | World News

Former French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has been charged with witness tampering in connection with her husband’s campaign finance case. The charges stem from an investigation into alleged illegal campaign financing during Nicolas Sarkozy’s unsuccessful 2012 presidential campaign.

According to reports, investigators suspect that Bruni-Sarkozy attempted to influence the testimony of a key witness in the case. The witness, a former advisor to Sarkozy, allegedly received cash payments from the former president’s campaign team in violation of French election laws.

Bruni-Sarkozy’s lawyer has denied the allegations, stating that she “has never sought to influence anyone in any way.” The lawyer also emphasized that she is confident that the investigation will show that she is innocent of any wrongdoing.

The case is the latest legal trouble for the Sarkozy family, as Nicolas Sarkozy himself is currently facing trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling. The former president has denied any wrongdoing and has accused the French justice system of targeting him unfairly.

The investigation into the campaign finance case has been ongoing for several years, and has ensnared several high-profile figures in French politics. The charges against Bruni-Sarkozy are a stark reminder of the potential legal consequences of political corruption in France.

The case has also raised questions about the role of spouses in political scandals. While Bruni-Sarkozy is not accused of directly participating in the alleged illegal activities, her alleged attempt to influence a witness could still have serious legal implications.

As the investigation continues, the French public will be watching closely to see how the case unfolds. The charges against Bruni-Sarkozy are a reminder that no one is above the law, and that even the most powerful figures in society can face legal consequences for their actions.