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By Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) – France’s financial prosecutor has opened a probe into suspected favouritism and alleged illegal financing of President Emmanuel Macron’s 2017 campaign, in connection with contracts with McKinsey, Le Parisien newspaper said on Thursday. Macron’s office said it took note of the investigation. Here are past instances of previous French leaders’ dealings with the justice system. NICOLAS SARKOZY Former President Nicolas Sarkozy was handed a one-year prison sentence by a Paris court in September last year after being found guilty of illegal campaign financing over hi…

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