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FILE This Friday, May 4, 2012 file photo shows France's then President and conservative candidate for re-election in 2012, Nicolas Sarkozy as he delivers a speech during a campaign meeting in Sables d'Ollonne, western France. French investigators searched former President Nicolas Sarkozy's home and office on Tuesday July 3, 2012 as part of a probe into suspected illegal financing of his 2007 presidential campaign by the L'Oreal cosmetics heiress, an official said. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

FILE This Friday, May 4, 2012 file photo shows France's then President and conservative candidate for re-election in 2012, Nicolas Sarkozy as he delivers a speech during a campaign meeting in Sables d'Ollonne, western France. French investigators searched former President Nicolas Sarkozy's home and office on Tuesday July 3, 2012 as part of a probe into suspected illegal financing of his 2007 presidential campaign by the L'Oreal cosmetics heiress, an official said. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Nicolas Sarkozy under investigaton

Police raided the Paris home and offices of Nicolas Sarkozy on July 3, amid an ongoing investigation into whether the former

French president received illegal campaign contributions.