The 66-year-old politician, who was president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted on Monday for having tried to illegally get hold of info from a senior Justice of the Peace in 2014 a couple of authorized motion by which he was concerned.
He was additionally handed a two-year suspended sentence. The courtroom mentioned Sarkozy can be entitled to request to be detained at residence with an digital bracelet.
The courtroom mentioned the details had been “notably severe” provided that they had been dedicated by a former president who used his standing to assist a Justice of the Peace who had served his private curiosity.
As well as, as a former lawyer, he was “completely knowledgeable” about committing an unlawful motion, the courtroom mentioned.
Sarkozy’s two co-defendants had been additionally discovered responsible and given the identical sentence as Sarkozy.
Sarkozy will face one other trial later this month together with 13 different individuals on prices of unlawful financing of his 2012 presidential marketing campaign.