He came to the courthouse this Wednesday morning hoping for a release, to clear an honor that he considers “contempted”. Sitting in the front row of the courtroom, Nicolas Sarkozy listened without flinching to the President of the Paris Court of Appeal explain that it would not be, confirming his guilt for corruption and influence peddling, and the sanction: three years in prison, one of which is firm, to which the court adds three years of deprivation of civic and civil rights – an infamous additional sentence for a former President of the Republic who claims to be innocent. A few minutes after the judgment was delivered, the defendant Sarkozy emerged from the courtroom, under a cloud of cameras but without a word.
In this case, the former head of state defended himself tooth and nail, with consistency. At first instance, at the end of 2020, he denounced “infamy”. “I have never corrupted anyone,” he insisted at the opening of the appeal trial last December, denying…
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