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Nicolas Sarkozy has phone tapped over Gaddafi allegations

Mr Sarkozy´s lawyer has claimed the phone taps were illegal

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy news

Paris: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has supposedly had his phone tapped for the past year by the French government.

Le Monde newspaper in Paris said the phone taps had been authorised by judges investigating a Libyan connection to campaign funds.

Mr Sarkozy's lawyer has claimed the phone taps were illegal, calling for a stop to the "monstrous violation" of the former president's rights.

However, the BBC has reported certain evidence could lead to allegations about payments for the Sarkozy election campaign from late Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

Le Monde also said the investigation had uncovered a supposed inside informant, who may have fed Mr Sarkozy with information gleaned from police reports.

Mr Sarkozy's lawyer, Thierry Herzog, said on Friday that his client had become a political pawn in a plot against him.

In 2011, Colonel Gaddafis son, Saif al-Islam, accused Mr Sarkozy of taking money for illegal campaign funding, which Mr Sarkozy has strongly denied.

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