Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being held for questioning in an official corruption inquiry, media reports said Tuesday. The probe is looking into whether Sarkozy offered a senior judge a prestigious role in exchange for providing inside information on a case against the former French leader, the BBC reported. Investigators also suspect Sarkozy was tipped off about phone taps by judges looking into allegations that Sarkozy's 2007 presidential campaign received funding from ex-Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Guardian said.

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