The former French president was convicted in the active corruption case known as the “Paul Bismuth” affair. Nicolas Sarkozy will spend at least a year behind bars in his life unless the decision is subsequently overturned on appeal.
Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced to three years in prison, including a farm, on Monday 1 st March in the eavesdropping case. The Republic’s former President was found guilty of corruption and influence-peddling when he is co-accused with his lawyer Me Thierry Herzog and magistrate Gilbert Azibert.
According to the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF), which had required four years in prison for the co-defendants, a “corruption pact” concluded between them. The judges decided otherwise. But, Sarkozy was all the same condemned.
In 2014, Nicolas Sarkozy tried to obtain from a magistrate at the Court of Cassation, Gilbert Azibert, co-accused confidential information concerning him in an ongoing procedure. Communications between Sarkozy and the magistrate take place on a secret line. Who will end up being discovered and will give the matter of the eavesdropping.