Sarkozy and wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy travelled to Canada seeking refuge with a Canadian billionaire Paul Desmarais
Sarkozy allegedly accepted bribes from L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt
Police swept his Paris mansion and office on Tuesday
By Peter Allen
PUBLISHED: 09:55 EST, 4 July 2012 | UPDATED: 12:31 EST, 4 July 2012
Nicolas Sarkozy knew police would come ‘looking’ for him, close friends of the ex-president have claimed.
As the former French leader and his wife Carla Bruni sought refuge in the home of a Canadian billionaire, it has emerged that the pair fled just hours before his Paris home and office was raided by anti-corruption police.
Although the former president has made no public comment, friends of his were quoted in Le Parisien newspaper as saying: “I know they’ll come looking for me. Nothing will come of it all.”The couple pictured after meeting Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, only a few days before they took off to Canada
Mr Sarkozy is currently seeking refuge in the Montreal home of 86-year-old Canadian businessman Paul Desmarais.