French Court Confirms Former President Sarkozy One-Year Prison Sentence

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A Paris appeals court on Wednesday confirmed a conviction for former president Nicolas Sarkozy over illegal campaign financing but lightened his original one-year prison sentence.

The appeals court said he should serve six months, with another six months suspended. The ruling was still harsher than the one-year suspended sentence that prosecutors called for.

It remains unlikely he would ever go to prison itself with such short terms in France usually being served as a form of house arrest with a tag. The Paris court of appeal was confirming a lower court’s guilty verdict for Sarkozy, who was convicted of hiding illegal overspending in his unsuccessful 2012 re-election campaign.

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