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1 Mar 2021

Former French president Sarkozy convicted of corruption and sentenced to prison

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in prison, with two of them suspended, after he was found guilty of corruption and influence peddling. It’s unlikely he will spend time behind bars, though, with the judge indicating he could serve the remaining year at home with an electronic tag.

Mr Sarkozy has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and is expected to appeal.