3 YEARS! Nicolas Sarkozy found guilty in historic corruption trial of former French president

Nicolas Sarkozy found guilty in historic corruption trial of former French president

3 YEARS! Nicolas Sarkozy found guilty in historic corruption trial of former French president

A french court has found former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of influence peddling in a landmark corruption case. 

He has been sentenced to three years in prison, which two of those suspended. 

His trial is the first time a former French president has stood trial on corruption charges, after being accused of attempting to use his political influence to bribe a judge. 

Sarkozy’s trial is the first time a former French president has stood trial on corruption charges, after being accused of attempting to use his political influence to bribe a judge.

The allegations were based on secretly recorded conversations between Sarkozy and his lawyer Thierry Herzog from February 2014.

More to follow. 

Verdict due in landmark corruption trial of former French President

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