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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozyconvicted of corruption

Date: 03 March 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • A Paris court has found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence.
  • Sarkozy was president from 2007 to 2012 and was convicted for having tried to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate in 2014 about a legal action in which he was involved.
  • Sarkozy withdrew from active politics after failing to be chosen as his conservative party’s presidential candidate for France’s 2017 election.
  • He remains very popular amid right-wing votersand plays a major role behind the scenes, including through maintaining a relationship with Macron.