Libya has mired many a European over the ages.
(From The Sun)
The 63-year-old was arrested by judicial police in Paris and taken to their headquarters in the suburb on Nanterre, local media reported.
He is to be questioned as part of a probe into suspected irregularities over his election campaign financing, according to an official in the French judiciary.
The probe related to alleged Libyan funding for Sarkozy’s 2007 campaign, Le Monde newspaper reported.
Sarkozy is said to have received the kickbacks in 2007 during the presidential election campaign that swept him to power for a single five-year term.