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Sarkozy Denies Wrongdoing in Appeal Against Illegal Campaign Financing Conviction

Fraud, Bribery & CorruptionSarkozy Denies Wrongdoing in Appeal Against Illegal Campaign Financing Conviction

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has vehemently denied any wrongdoing as he appeals a one-year jail sentence for illegal campaign financing. Facing a series of legal issues since his term in office (2007-2012), Sarkozy is charged with corruption, bribery, influence-peddling, and breaking campaign financing laws. The current appeal pertains to the “Bygmalion affair,” where he was sentenced in September 2021 for concealing the true cost of his 2012 re-election bid. Sarkozy argues that he neither had knowledge of nor benefited from fraud in his campaign. Despite legal challenges, Sarkozy remains an influential figure in French politics.

By FCCT Editorial Team

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