PARIS (AP) - Ten people including a famed French photographer are going on trial, accused of swindling millions of euros in cash and artwork from France's richest woman.

PARIS (AP) Ten people including a famed French photographer are going on trial, accused of swindling millions of euros in cash and artwork from France's richest woman.

The trial in Bordeaux is part of the complex politico-financial scandal dubbed the "Bettencourt Affair." Photographer Francois-Marie Banier and others are accused of taking advantage of the frail state of 92-year-old Liliane Bettencourt, heiress to the L'Oreal cosmetics fortune.

The complex saga also ensnared former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, but he was cleared in 2013 of preliminary charges that he had taken advantage of Bettencourt's condition by accepting tens of thousands of euros in illegal campaign contributions on the way to his 2007 election victory.

Sarkozy's then-campaign treasurer Eric Woerth is among the 10 people going on trial in Bordeaux Monday.