Nicolas Sarkozy is facing a campaign financing trial. This adds to his legal hurdles and if found guilty he could be criminally charged and sentenced. He was already convicted guilty for corruption in a separate trial. Deutsche Welle had this information. Here is an excerpt:
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is back on trial on Thursday for having allegedly spent twice the allowed amount in his failed 2012 election campaign.
Sarkozy, who was already sentenced to three years in prison for a separate corruption case earlier this year, albeit without the prospect of serving time behind bars.He denies the charges in both cases.
The case restarted Thursday after being adjourned in March when one of the lawyers of a key witness took ill with COVID-19.
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