Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy Jailed In Corruption Case: Report


2021-03-01 13:21:58

Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy Jailed In Corruption Case: Report

The sentence of one year jail means it is unlikely Sarkozy will physically go to prison. (FILE)

Paris:

A French court on Monday convicted former president Nicolas Sarkozy on charges of corruption and influence peddling, handing him a three-year prison sentence of which two years are suspended.

Sarkozy was accused of offering to help a judge obtain a senior job in Monaco in exchange for inside information on an inquiry into his campaign finances.

Taking into account the two years suspended, the sentence of one year jail means it is unlikely Sarkozy will physically go to prison, a punishment that in France usually applies to jail terms of above two years.

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