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French court finds former president Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption – ABC News

A French court finds former president Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of trying to bribe a judge and influence peddling.

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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been found guilty of trying to bribe a judge and of influence peddling and has been sentenced to three years in jail, with two years suspended.
Key points:

  • Sarkozy has 10 days to appeal the ruling
  • Sarkozy denied all allegations and said he had no malicious intentions
  • Wiretapped phone calls were key evidence in the conviction

Sarkozy, who led France from 2007 to 2012, had denied any wrongdoing, and said he was the victim of a witch-hunt by financial prosecutors…

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