Nicolas Sarkozy Sentenced for 2012 Campaign Corruption in France

Nicolas Sarkozy Sentenced for 2012 Campaign Corruption in France

Most readers will remember former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is famous for three things: being a kike, engaging in bribery and having an affair.

It therefore will come as little surprise that he now has a fourth string to add his Holocaust harp:

‘Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to a year in prison for illegally funding his unsuccessful 2012 re-election campaign.

The 66-year-old was found guilty in a Paris court of spending tens of millions of euros more on his campaign than was permitted under the law.

He will not be jailed, however, and can serve his sentence at home with an electronic bracelet, the court ruled.

Mr Sarkozy denies any wrongdoing and is expected to appeal against the ruling.

It is his second one-year prison term. In March, he became the first former president of France to receive a custodial sentence - for corruption and influence peddling - but remains free pending an appeal of that sentence.

In the latest trial, Mr Sarkozy was accused with 13 other defendants over their role in the so-called "Bygmalion" scandal.

Prosecutors said the former president's UMP party splurged nearly double the €22.5m (£19.4m) cap on lavish campaign rallies and events, then tried to hide the costs by hiring a PR firm called Bygmalion to invoice the party, not the campaign.

On Thursday, the court in Paris ruled that though the former president may not have known the full details of the fraud, he must have seen that limits were breached and did nothing about it.’

Corruption and kikes appear to go together: don’t they?

Oh well… c’est la vie!