Lawyer Jose Allegrini, who represents French judge Gilbert Azibert, speaks to journalists outside the offices of the judicial police in Nanterre, near Paris, July 1, 2014. Police are conducting a ... more 
Lawyer Jose Allegrini, who represents French judge Gilbert Azibert, speaks to journalists outside the offices of the judicial police in Nanterre, near Paris, July 1, 2014. Police are conducting a criminal investigation regarding former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, his lawyer and two magistrates including Azibert. Former French President Sarkozy was held on Tuesday for questioning into suspicions that a network of informers kept him abreast of a separate inquiry into alleged irregularities in his 2007 election campaign, a legal source said. Local media said it was the first time a former head of state had been held for questioning in modern French history. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW MEDIA) less 
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Tue, Jul 1, 2014 9:01 AM EDT