Former French President sentenced to three-year imprisonment



A Paris Court, on March 1, found former French President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence-peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison along with a two-year suspended sentence.

The 66-year-old politician, who led France from 2007 to 2012, was convicted for attempting to illegally gain information from a senior magistrate in 2014.

Meanwhile, the former President denied any wrongdoing in the conviction and termed the charge as a witch-hunt by financial prosecutors.

Sarkozy, who is still influential among the conservatives, has ten days to appeal the ruling.

(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)


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