A French court on Monday sentenced former President Nicolas Sarkozy to three years in prison for corruption and influence peddling, but suspended two years of the sentence. CNN reports.
Nicolas who served as President from 2007 to 2012, was reportedly found guilty of trying to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate in 2014 about an ongoing investigation into his campaign finances.
In the ruling, according to BBC, the judge in Paris said Sarkozy could serve a year at home with an electronic tag, rather than go to prison
According to CNN, the 66-year-old is the first president to have been sentenced to jail in France’s modern history.