The French magazine "Marianne" reported Friday that Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation, dedicated to the fight against illiteracy, would have received $ 4.45 million unlawfully Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
According to the weekly, for tomorrow will publish the entire investigation of journalist Frédéric Martel, the fund-of which the French president's wife is an ambassador-transferred the money "outside the law, no-bid, at the request of the First Lady France and several companies of one of his friends. "This is the musician and businessman Julien Civange adds the publication, counselor and wedding witness Carla Bruni with French Head of State, Nicolas Sarkozy.The scandal referred to "Marianne" and still does not offer many details because it would have cost the French Ambassador on AIDS, Patrice Debré, once came to light in the board that the institution is held in Accra ( Ghana) in late November.French diplomacy, however, attributes the Debré output to "a change of positioning of the fund", the newspaper "Libération".In addition, at the request of Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, the CEO of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Michel Kazatchkine French, will step down after the presidential elections to be held in France next spring."Nicolas Sarkozy would have acted in this respect and the highest level in Washington," said "Marianne".The station "France Info" noted that "since the issue exploded in late 2011, the Elysee Palace was cut all financial ties between the founding of the first lady and the bottom."Civange, meanwhile, declined to comment, but sent word to the station that "there is no criminal act that seek" regarding him or the general manager of the fund.The friend of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, who was in charge of the campaign fund "Born HIV Free" (born without HIV), provides "a certain character likelihood" to the investigation of "Marianne", but believes that "the facts have swollen. "For its part, the fund held in a statement that the article is "inaccurate and tricky" and stressed that the campaign in which he participated Civange "was reflected in the regular budget of the fund" and represents a total of 2.8 million dollars, or less than the amount referred to the magazine."The campaign received significant support from several media partners in the form of advertising and creative services offered free of charge, but whose value rises to $ 20.4 million," he said.