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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Sentenced to Jail in Corruption Trial

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of corruption and influence peddling.

Sarkozy, who served as president from 2007 to 2012, was accused of having offered a judge a plum job in exchange for confidential information related to another trial he was facing.

On Monday, a court in Paris sentenced him to three years in jail, two of them suspended — although it’s unlikely he will be moved to prison as the term can be served under conditions such as house arrest.

Sarkozy, who has denied all allegations against him throughout the trial, can also appeal the decision.

It’s the first time a French president has been sentenced to a jail term. Former president Jacques Chirac was sentenced to a suspended term in 2011 over a fake job case.

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