Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has lost an appeal against his prison sentence in a corruption case.
However, the court ordered former President Sarkozy not to live in prison. He can stay at home but must wear an electronic tag at all times for a year. These electronic tags are used to monitor prisoners.
Sky News reported this information in a report on Wednesday.
Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced to three years in prison in 2021, with two years suspended.
Former president Nicolas Sarkozy used his influence to contact a judge on a secret telephone line to exfiltrate information about a legal investigation after his term ended and promised him a higher post in exchange for a bribe – he was found guilty in the case. .
Sentencing him to three years in prison in 2021, Justice Christine Mee said in her ruling that Nicolas Sarkozy knew what he was doing was wrong.” She also said that the actions of Mr. Sarkozy and his lawyer presented a “very disreputable image of the justice system” to the French people.
After the court’s ruling, Sarkozy’s lawyers said they would challenge the ruling again in one of France’s highest courts.
Lawyer Jacqueline Lafon said that Nicolas Sarkozy is innocent. I will fight this case till the end.
Sarkozy is the first former president in France to be jailed.