Lawyer Robert Bourgi declared in an interview to the Journal de Dimanche last Sunday that former President Jacques Chirac and former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin (pictured here) received about $20 million from several African heads-of-government to finance political campaigns.
Bourgi, known for facilitating contact between African and French political leaders, claims to have been personally involved in delivering cash to Mr. Chirac and Mr. de Villepin. He mentioned that the money was in part used to finance Chirac’s 2002 election campaign.
For the full article on bbc.co.uk, please click here. The picture of Mr. Chirac and Mr. de Villepin shown above is also featured in the article and is credited to Agence France-Presse (AFP).