French Ex-President Sarkozy sentenced to three years in prison

France’s former President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years of prison on charges of corruption.   

Sarkozy, who was the President of France from 2007-2012 was convicted for trying to bribe judge Gilbert Azibert by offering him a top job in Monaco in return for information on an investigation into Sarkozy’s Republicains political party.  

Sarkozy denied all the allegations against him during the 10-day trial that took place last year. Sarkozy’s lawyer, Thierry Herzog, and the senior judge, Gilbert Azibert, also denied wrongdoing. Both have been handed the same sentence as Sarkozy. Herzog, who was also slapped with a five-year professional ban, has appealed the ruling. 

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