Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Monday, June 18, 2012 at 7:24 AM

  • Share:
             
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Lawyer targets Sarkozy over bombing probe leak

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy is under legal pressure just days after losing his immunity from prosecution as French head of state.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

PARIS —

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy is under legal pressure just days after losing his immunity from prosecution as French head of state.

A lawyer for relatives of French victims of a deadly bombing in Pakistan nine years ago filed a complaint in a Paris court Monday against Sarkozy and two former advisers for allegedly violating a duty to secrecy in an investigation of the case. The lawyer, Olivier Morice, is focusing on a statement from Sarkozy's office in September about the investigation of a Karachi car bombing in 2002 that killed 15 people - mostly French defense contractors.

Sarkozy, a conservative, lost his re-election bid to Socialist Francois Hollande last month. His presidential immunity from prosecution formally expired on Friday night.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon


Advertising