Nicolas Sarkozy Charged With Corruption: Sentenced To Prison
Sentenced to three years in prison, Sarkozy will serve his sentence at home in electronic handcuffs. Sarkozy's lawyer and judge were given the same sentence.
The verdict has been announced in the trial against former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
The Paris Court of Appeal has given its verdict on Sarkozy’s corruption trial.
3 Years In Prison: Will Wear Electronic Handcuffs
Sarkozy was sentenced to 3 years in prison, with 2 years suspended. The court ordered Sarkozy to serve his prison sentence at home in electronic handcuffs.
Sarkozy will also be banned from exercising his civil rights for 3 years, during which time he will not be eligible to stand for election.
Lawyer And Judge Given Same Sentence
Sarkozy’s lawyer Thierry Herzog and judge Gilbert Azibert were given the same sentence as Sarkozy. Herzog was banned from practicing law for 3 years.
Sarkozy was prosecuted in 2014 for “trading in influence and violating the principle of confidentiality of trials” in order to obtain information about another judicial investigation launched against him.
Leaked Information From Police And Prosecutors
In this case, Nicolas Sarkozy was accused of offering Judge Azibert a high post in Monaco to access the files of the investigation into the L’Oreal scandal.
Prosecutors had issued a wiretap order on Sarkozy and his lawyer. It was determined that Sarkozy leaked information from the police and prosecutors within the scope of the L’Oreal investigation in his meetings with his lawyer Herzog.