Sarkozy convicted by French court in campaign financing case – Times of India

PARIS: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was discovered responsible of unlawful campaign financing over his failed 2012 re-election bid by a Paris court on Thursday.
It was the second responsible verdict this 12 months for Sarkozy, who led France from 2007 to 2012 and retains affect amongst conservatives regardless of falling from grace over his authorized woes.
The court was but to say what sentence he would obtain.
Prosecutors have been searching for a one-12 months jail sentence, half of it suspended, for the 66-12 months previous former president. He is in any case unlikely to go to jail instantly as he could be anticipated to attraction the sentence.
His conservative social gathering, the prosecutors stated, spent practically double the 22.5 million euros (at present $19.2 million) allowed below electoral regulation on extravagant campaign rallies after which employed a pleasant public relations company to cover the price.
Sarkozy has denied wrongdoing. He informed the court in June that he had not been concerned in the logistics of his campaign for a second time period as president nor in how cash was spent through the election run-up.

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