• In February 2014, Le Point said that Copé had favorized the Bygmalion agency, enabling it to pocket some 8 million euros during Sarkozy’s presidential campaign in 2012. Copé was obliged to resign, and the legal system of Paris opened an enquiry.
• Bygmalion revealed a ghost system of accounting.
• On April Fool’s Day 2015, Sarkozy was dragged into the affair.
• On September 4, 2015, Sarko blamed Copé for the mess.
• A member of Bygmalion, Jérôme Lavrilleux, counter-attacked Sarko, who was examined by legal authorities (along with 13 other individuals) for illegal financing of his political campaign.
And that’s about where we are today. You'll certainly be hearing more about this affair, in the French press, in the near future.