Paris Prosecutor Seeks Financing Trial for Sarkozy, AFP Says

A Paris prosecutor has requested former President Nicolas Sarkozy and 13 others stand trial for illegal campaign financing during France’s 2012 presidential election, Agence France-Presse reported, citing unidentified people in the judiciary involved in the case.

The prosecutor says Sarkozy broke the law by exceeding a cap on campaign spending and understating some expenses, AFP said. Judges must decide whether to approve the request within a month.

Sarkozy is seeking the 2017 presidential nomination of his the Republican party. The primary is scheduled for Nov. 20 and 27.