Libyan-French businessman Ziad Cachedin in the video interview project Mediapart said as handed three suitcases of money to Nicolas Sarkozy on his election program. Five million euros to the then interior Minister of France has sent to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
According to Le Figaro, three suitcases full of cash appeared at Nicolas Sarkozy and the chief of the office of the interior Ministry, in charge of a presidential campaign, Claude Jana in late 2006 – early 2007.
This is not the first time Libyan businessman making statements incriminating the former President of France. In 2012, the investigative journalism website Mediapart wrote about the possible financial support of Sarkozy by the Libyan regime. Then published the documents showing the transfer on the needs of the election campaign 50 million euros. Then Sarkozy called the accusations “a Grand fraud”.
Now Taceddin told the details of transferring money. According to him, he made three trips from Tripoli to Paris by Afriqiyah airline and every time he had the suitcase with the cash. With the Libyan parties sending money oversaw Abdullah senussi, one of the Libyan leaders and a relative of Gaddafi from the wife.
The businessman claims that when he offered to act as mediator, he expressed concerns about a possible arrest in France. “Don’t worry, the service warned. You are only going to deliver the goods Guano and confirm us the order,” he reassured him then senussi.
According to Takieddine, Claude Gean has received two bags of money in his office. The meeting was short and almost silent, said the businessman. “He remained at his Desk. We talked a little. He saw where I left the suitcase,” he says. According to Takieddine, the third suitcase was handed personally to Nicolas Sarkozy in his private apartment.
In the video interview with the Libyan said that Nicolas Sarkozy were fully aware of the contents of the suitcases. From the ex-President there were no comments, however, lawyer Claude Geena has issued a statement of his client, saying: “I never received any money from the Libyan government or any other. Allegations are false and defamatory.”
Additionally, in 2013 in France was initiated judicial proceedings regarding the possible financing of election campaigns of Nicholas Sarkozy and the Libyan regime. A year later, the French media published a recording of an interview of Muammar Gaddafi, in which he says that Sarkozy has turned to him for financial assistance, without mentioning specific amounts.
Last year Keanu was charged with tax evasion and forgery in a criminal case on illegal financing of election campaign of Sarkozy the Libyan leader.