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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy convicted of corruption, sentenced to jail

A Paris court on Monday found French former president Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence.The 66-year-old politician, who was president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted for having tried to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate in 2014 about a legal action in which he was involved.The court said Sarkozy will be entitled to request to be detained at home with an electronic bracelet…


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