Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to three years for corruption

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced on Monday to three years in prison for corruption, of which two years are suspended.

According to France Presse, the former head of state will serve only one year of his three-year sentence.

But, taking into account the two years suspended, the sentence of one year jail means it is unlikely Sarkozy will physically go to prison, RTI reports.

France 24 says that Sarkozy is accused of offering a plum job in Monaco to a judge in exchange for inside information on an inquiry into his campaign finances.

The former president told the court he had ”never committed the slightest act of corruption”.

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