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Ex-French president convicted of corruption, sentenced to three years in jail

Ex-French president convicted of corruption, sentenced to three years in jail
March 01
15:02 2021

Nicolas Sarkozy, former French president, was on Monday handed a three-year jail term by a court in Paris.

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He was sentenced on charges of bribery and influence peddling.

The sentence includes one year in prison and two years of a suspended sentence, NAN reports.

He was accused of offering a lucrative job in a Monaco bank to a senior magistrate in 2014.

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In return, Sarkozy was said to have requested leaked information about a judicial inquiry against him.

The former president was said to have authorised his lawyer, Thierry Herzog, to broker the deal.

Despite the sentence, Sarkozy is allowed to request that his prison term be served at home with an electronic bracelet.

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He is also expected to appeal against the conviction.

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