Prosecutors in France have recommended that former French president Nicolas Sarkozy stand trial for illegally financing his 2012 campaign for re-election, which he lost to François Hollande. Sarkozy hopes to run again in 2017, but a trial would greatly thwart his efforts. One accusation he faces is that he allegedly received a large amount of money from the late Libyan leader Muhammar Gaddafi. Another is that during the course of the 2012 campaign, the public relations firm Bygmalion billed his party instead of his campaign apparatus.
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