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At the “Bismuth wiretapping” trial, the defense points to an abusive and disproportionate procedure


REPORT OF THE HEARING - The lawyers for Nicolas Sarkozy and Thierry Herzog denounced a total absence of evidence.

The appeal trial of the “Bismuth taps” ended on Thursday.

Three years of suspended prison sentence were required against the three defendants - Nicolas Sarkozy, Thierry Herzog and Gilbert Azibert.

This file of supposed corruption and influence peddling is so unusual that, at this stage, no one can say what mission Gilbert Azibert would have been entrusted with by the two others within the Court of Cassation: to obtain documents covered by secrecy?

Influence his colleagues in the criminal chamber so that they take a decision favorable to the former President of the Republic?

Collect hallway noises?

Did the mole seek, in return, a position in Monaco thanks to a "boost" from Nicolas Sarkozy?

There is no proof of this, although there is some question, sometimes disturbingly, of the principality in the tapping.

The Monegasque authorities have firmly denied this.

Gilbert Azibert's defense excellently pointed out the shortcomings of the investigations.


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Source: lefigaro

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