FORMER FRENCH PRESIDENT NICOLAS SARKOZY AND TWO FORMER ASSOCIATES HAVE BEEN SENTENCED FOR CORRUPTON.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 2, 2021
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and two former associates have been sentenced for corruption.
Sixty-six year old Sarkozy, was found guilty of trying to bribe a magistrate, Gilbert Azibert, by offering a prestigious job in Monaco in return for information about a criminal inquiry into his political party.
Sarkozy’s ex-lawyer, Thiery Horzog and Azibert got the same sentence.
In the ruling, the judge said Sarkozy could serve house arrest with an electronic tag.
The ex-President is expected to appeal.
Reports say Sarkozy is also due to go on trial in a Separate case, from 17 March to 15 April, which relates to the so-called Bygmallion affairs in which he is accused of having fraudulently overspent in his 2021 presidential campaign.