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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 11:00 AM

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

Source: The Guardian/US

A court has found Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced the former French president to three years in prison with two of them suspended.

France’s president from 2007 to 2012 was accused of forging a “corruption pact” with his lawyer and a senior magistrate. Judges said there was “serious evidence” of collaboration between the three men to break the law.

The court had heard how Sarkozy instructed his lawyer, Thierry Herzog, to offer the magistrate a cushy job on the Côte d’Azur in return for information on a separate investigation centred on the rightwing politician.

It is unlikely the former president will spend a day in jail. The one-year prison sentence can be served with certain conditions, including the wearing of an electronic bracelet, or limited home confinement.

Sarkozy is expected to appeal against the conviction.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/01/former-french-president-nicolas-sarkozy-sentenced-to-three-years-for-corruption



If France can do it for lesser corruption offenses, so can America!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:25 PM

1. Can America please learn from the French?

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:47 PM

2. Interesting concept.


It has promise.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:45 PM

4. "Trump says prison time for ex-president sets horrible precedent."

More of Borowitz's too-real-for-satire.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:22 PM

3. His fellow conservatives pledge "unwavering support" against this injustice.



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