Sarkozy to Strike Back Over Gadhafi Pay Claim Promises to take action by Sunday By Mark Russell, Newser Staff Posted Apr 30, 2012 8:52 AM CDT 0 comments Comments France's President and candidate for re-election in 2012, Nicolas Sarkozy, pauses as he delivers a speech during a campaign meeting in Toulouse, western France, yesterday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) (Newser) – Nicolas Sarkozy says he will take action against a prominent French website that accused him of being offered $66 million from Moammar Gadhafi in 2006 to finance his first presidential run. The AP reports that Mediapart on Saturday claimed to have a Libyan document in hand that verifies the offer. Sarkozy plans to file an official complaint before the end of the current presidential race; France votes on Sunday. The claim against Sarkozy was first made last year by one of Gadhafi's sons, as France pressed for international airstrikes against Gadhafi's forces.