Paris court sentences the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy for three years in Jail, two of which are suspended.
The 66-year-old man has served as the president of France from 2007 to 2012.
This week, the French court announced its decision to hold Nicolas Sarkozy responsible for committing acts of corruption and breaking French law.
Although Nicolas Sarkozy is allowed to spend the term at home, his image as a former president will definitely be affected.
It all started when Sarkozy initiated a “corruption pact” with a French judge, demanding some secret information about a case brought against him. In exchange, the magistrate will be offered an excellent job at Monaco.
The whole process was facilitated by the former president’s lawyer, Thierry Herzog.
“Sarkozy knew what he did was wrong. The actions of three individuals had given a horrible image about our justice,Said the judge.
He added, “there was serious evidence of collaboration between the three men to break the law.”
“No pact has ever existed. Neither in my head nor reality. I want to be cleared of that infamy”,responded Sarkozy.
While the French president has the legal right to oppose these decisions, the French court insists that he be held accountable for his corrupt acts.
In fact, this is not the first case to be brought against Sarkozy.
The former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, will go through another legal trial for overspending on his 2012 elections campaign without any authorization.
“The events would not have occurred if a former president, as well as a lawyer, had kept in mind the magnitude, the responsibility, and the duties of his office,”prosecutor Jean-Luc Blachon told the court in December