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France's Nicolas Sarkozy found guilty of illegally financing 2012 election bid

September 30, 2021 9:08 pm

It was the second guilty verdict this year for Nicolas Sarkozy, who led France from 2007 to 2012 and retains influence among conservatives despite falling from grace over his legal woes.

France's Nicolas Sarkozy faces jail term in campaign financing trial

June 23, 2021 10:45 am

Prosecutors said on March 10, 2012, eight weeks before the presidential election runoff, the campaign’s budget was already above the legal limit. The next day, Sarkozy held a giant rally at Villepinte, north of Paris, which alone cost 6 million euros.

France's Sarkozy faces jail term in campaign financing trial

June 22, 2021 6:14 pm

Sarkozy, France's president from 2007 to 2012, denies wrongdoing. He is accused of having spent almost twice the maximum legal amount of 22.5 million euros (USD 27.5 million) on the re-election bid that he lost to Socialist Francois Hollande.

Explained: The illegal campaign funding case involving Nicolas Sarkozy

May 21, 2021 7:28 am

In March this year, Nicolas Sarkozy had become the second president in modern-day France — after Jacques Chirac, another rightwing politician — to be convicted for corruption.

France's Nicolas Sarkozy faces new trial over 2012 campaign finance

March 18, 2021 10:24 am

Nicolas Sarkozy, who was president from 2007 to 2012, is facing allegations that he spent almost twice the maximum authorized amount of 22.5 million euros ($26.8 million) in his 2012 reelection bid, which he lost to Francois Hollande.

Nicolas Sarkozy ready to sue France before European court to prove innocence

March 03, 2021 8:19 am

The court found that Sarkozy, 66, had tried to bribe a judge and peddle his influence after leaving office in exchange for inside information about an investigation into his 2007 campaign finances. Sarkozy is appealing the ruling.

Explained: What is the corruption case in which Nicolas Sarkozy has been jailed?

March 04, 2021 10:41 am

Sarkozy has been accused of bribing a judge with the promise of an important position in exchange for receiving confidential information about another trial that the former French president is facing.

France's Sarkozy convicted of corruption, sentenced to jail

March 01, 2021 7:17 pm

The 66-year-old politician, who was president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted for having tried to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate in 2014 about a legal action in which he was involved.

French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy in custody in campaign funding probe: report

March 20, 2018 2:32 pm

France opened a judicial inquiry in 2013 into allegations that Sarkozy's successful 2007 election bid benefited from illicit funds from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Sarkozy, who served as president from 2007 to 2012, has always denied allegations.

Business bonding: Nicolas Sarkozy calls for ‘Make with India’

April 14, 2016 2:32 am

Sarkozy also met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.