Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy set to go on trial for corruption after final appeal fails

//Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy set to go on trial for corruption after final appeal fails

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy set to go on trial for corruption after final appeal fails

France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy will go to trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling after losing his final bid to avert a court case, sources close to the situation said on Wednesday.The Court of Cassation, which rules on questions of law, said Tuesday that a trial was justified for Sarkozy as well as his lawyer Thierry Herzog and former judge Gilbert Azibert.The ruling was Sarkozy’s last hope of preventing the trial coming to court, and the French judicial authorities…

Article by [author-name] (c) South China Morning Post - Read full story here.

By | 2019-06-19T16:43:52+00:00 June 19th, 2019|World|Comments Off on Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy set to go on trial for corruption after final appeal fails