Sarkozy : Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to one year in prison. For illegally sponsoring his 2012 re-election campaign.
He will not be arrested. However, and could serve his sentence. At home with an electric shock, the court ruled.
sentence of one year in prison
It is his second sentence of one year in prison. In March, he became the first president of France to receive a life sentence. For corruption and trafficking – but remains free pending opposition. Of their role in the “Bygmalion” incident.
Prosecutors say the former UMP party almost doubled the € 22.5m (£ 19.4m) fundraiser. And tried to cover the cost by hiring a PR company by Bygmalion to invoice the party, not the campaign.
On Thursday, a Paris court ruled that although the former president. May not be fully aware of the details of the fraud. He must have realized that there were violations and did nothing about it.
It is the latest legal challenge for Mr. Sarkozy, who has served for five years as president since 2007.
In 2012, he lost his bid for re-election to politician François Hollande.
First term as Minister of Home Affairs: 2002-2004
Toward the end of his first term as Interior Minister. In 2004, Sarkozy was the most divisive politician in France. According to a poll conducted in early 2004.
Sarkozy sought to alleviate tense relations sometimes between the French people and the Muslim community. Unlike the Catholic Church in France and its official leaders or the Protestants with their umbrella organizations. The Muslim Muslim community in France had no formation without a party that could formally address the French government on their behalf.
Sarkozy supported the foundation in May 2003 of the nonprofit organization Conseil. Français du culte musulman (“French Council for the Islamic Religion”). In addition, Sarkozy proposed an amendment to the 1905 law separating Church and State. In particular so that they could fund Muslims and other Islamic institutions with public funds so that they could rely more on foreign aid from France.
Minister of Finance: 2004
During his brief time as Finance Minister, Sarkozy was responsible for introducing a number of policies. The extent to which this reflects libéralisme (a way of holding hands in economic managemet. Or beyond the French nationalism (intervention) is controversial. He resigned the day following his election as UMP president.
In September 2004, Sarkozy oversaw the reduction of government spending in France Télécom from 50.4 percent to 41 percent.
In June 2004, Sarkozy reached an agreement with major retail chains in France. To reduce the prices of home goods by two percent;
Taxes: Sarkozy avoids taking a position on the ISF (corporate solidarity tax). Some in business and freedom because such as Alain Madelin, wanted an end to it. For Sarkozy, that would have jeopardized. The segregation of the left as a gift to the wealthiest sections of society during the economic downturn.