/Former French president Sarkozy found guilty of illegal campaign financing, likely will avoid prison – The Washington Post

Former French president Sarkozy found guilty of illegal campaign financing, likely will avoid prison – The Washington Post


He appealed that earlier verdict, delaying it from taking effect, and his lawyer said Thursday that he would also appeal the second conviction. Given that short prison sentences in France can typically be waived, it remains unclear whether Sarkozy would have to spend any time incarcerated, even if both appeals were to be rejected.

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