Two arrested for hacking Sarkozy’s account
French police arrest two Senegalese men for breaking into Sarkozy’s bank account in September.
22 October 2008
PARIS -- French police arrested two Senegalese men Tuesday in a probe to find criminals who hacked into President Nicolas Sarkozy's bank account and made withdrawals, a source said.
The men from the West African state were "petty criminals" who "without doubt did not know that this was the account of the president of the republic", the source said.
Sources initially said the men were from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Sarkozy filed complaints in September about the theft, which involved small amounts of money taken from his account in a bank in the Neuilly suburb of the capital, which were used to set up several mobile phone subscriptions.
The source said the pair were detained in the Paris region but gave no further details.
[AFP / Expatica]