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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to three years in jail for corruption after he tried to bribe a judge


FORMER French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in jail for corruption after he tried to bribe a judge.

Sarkozy, who was president from 2007 to 2012, is accused of trying to bribe a judge and of influence peddling in exchange for inside information on an investigation into his presidential campaign finances.

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Nicolas Sarkozy has been jailed for corruptionCredit: Reuters

Prosecutors told the court the 66-year-old should be jailed for four years and serve at least two.

During his testimony, Sarkozy said he was the victim of lies and denied ever committing an act of corruption.

He told the court in December: “Never. Never abused my influence, alleged or real.

“What right do they have to drag me through the mud like this for six years? Is there no rule of law?”

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