French court convicts ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy over illegal campaign financing

AFP
Paris Published: Sep 30, 2021, 02:30 PM(IST)

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrives for a hearing at his trial on corruption charges at Paris courthouse Photograph:( AFP )

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Sarkozy had massively overspent on his 2012 re-election campaign, six months after he was given a jail term for corruption in a separate trial.

A French court on Thursday convicted former president Nicolas Sarkozy of illegal campaign financing over massive overspending on his 2012 re-election campaign, six months after he was given a jail term for corruption in a separate trial.

Sarkozy, 66, who spent nearly twice the legal limit on his failed bid for a second term in office, will find out his sentence when the judge finishes reading her verdict.

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