For the charges of bribery and influence peddling, the Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years by a court in Paris on Monday.
According to a report by the press agency AFP and other French media The sentence includes one year in prison and two years of suspended sentence.
He was accused of trying, with the help of his legal adviser in 2014, to learn investigative secrets from Gilbert Azibert, then an advocate general at the Court of Cassation, regarding a separate investigation concerning campaign financing. In return, the ex-president is said to have offered to support the lawyer in applying for a post in Monaco. (dpa/NAN)