Sarkozy escapes indictment


Former president Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday avoided indictment in an investigation into allegations that his 2007 election campaign was financed with funds secured illegally from France’s richest woman.
Instead, lawyers for the 57-year-old said, prosecutors will continue to deal with Sarkozy as a witness under caution. The decision came at the end of a day-long interrogation of the former French leader.