The former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced yesterday to 3 years in prison for corruption charges. Nicolas Sarkozy who is 66 years old was convicted of attempt to bribe a magistrate with a top appointment in Monaco in exchange for information about a criminal enquiry into his party.
However, it is unlikely he will serve a day behind bars because 2 years of his sentence was suspended and there are predictions he will serve his final custodial year at his luxury Paris home as long as he wears an electronic tag.
The court's judgement yesterday marked a fall from grace to grass for a man who ruled France from 2007 to 2012. His wife, Carla Bruni who is 53 years old in support of her husband posted on social media that the fight for truth and justice will prevail.
The judge who gave the ruling, Christian Mee stated that the ex-president knew what he was doing was wrong and his actions had given the public a bad image of justice but the Ex-president denied any wrongdoing and claimed he was a victim of a "witch-hunt" by financial prosecutors.
The Ex-president of France announced he would be appealing the conviction and during the process, he shall remain free. He also faces another court case later this month for illegally financing his 2012 election campaign but he eventually lost the election to Francois Hollande.