France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to prison in corruption trial


#1

Unlikely to actually be in a state prison, as it’s a short one, but still…


#2

It’s basically revenge of the ENArque.

He was not ENArque and mightily pissed off the ENArque and showed their serial incompetence. So he had to be destroyed.

This trial was a footnote to the Affaire Bettencourt. Just another business as usual in French politics that was turned into a trawling exercise by his political enemies. The timing has more to do with next years elections than anything else. It will be interesting to see how the appeals go.

On a 1 to 10 scale of historical French political scandals maybe rates a 2 out of 10.


#3

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