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Sarkozy on trial for millions spent on failed election bid

Mar 18, 2021 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

NICOLAS SARKOZY, the former French president, was on trial yesterday over claims of illicit financing for a failed reelection bid, two weeks after his conviction for corruption.

Sarkozy, 66, became the first French post-war president to be given a prison sentence when he was sentenced to three years, two suspended, for corruption and influence peddling on Mar 1.

He did not attend the hearing in Paris yesterday but his 13 co-accused were in court. The case is one of several to have do...