A former president was just stunned by a court — he has been sentenced to jail after being found guilty. Millions of people are shocked by the verdict.
“Paris court on Monday found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence,” reported Breitbart News.
According to the report, based upon an original story by the AP, Sarkozy “was convicted for having tried to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate in 2014 about a legal action in which he was involved.”
Interestingly enough, however, the 66-year-old politician may be detained at home with an electronic bracelet — should he request such an arrangement. It is doubtful, then, that he will ever see the inside of a jail.
Still, Sarkozy’s sentencing marks “the first time in France’s modern history that a former president has been convicted of corruption.” It is a stunning turn of events for the former French president and the political establishment.
One has to wonder if this could ever happen in the United States. Former President Barack Obama and key members of his administration (ex. James Comey) should have corruption charges brought against them.
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