Prosecutor wants time in prison for former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, BFMTV report

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) was charged with illegal funding for the failure of the 2012 reelection campaign in Paris, France on June 15, 2021, the so-called Big Marion case. Walk during the hearing of the hearing. (AFP via Christophe Archambault / Getty Images)

A Paris-French prosecutor demanded a six-month sentence from former president Nicolas Sarkozy in his election funding trial, BFMTV reported Thursday.

A spokesman for the prosecution was unable to immediately comment on the report.

On Tuesday, Sarkozy denied cheating in his trial over the illegal financing of a failed 2012 re-election campaign and said the cost was not his responsibility.

The prosecution claims that Sarkozy’s Conservative Party spent almost twice as much as the € 22.5 million ($ 27 million) allowed by the election law in luxury election rallies and hired amicable public relations agencies to hide the costs. ing.

Rebellious Sarkozy said in court that he was not involved in arranging the second election campaign as president or how the money was spent during the preparatory period for the election.

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