France 24: France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to prison in corruption trial
A French court found former president Nicolas Sarkozy guilty on Monday of trying to bribe a judge and of influence peddling, making him the second head of state in modern-day France to be convicted of corruption.
Sarkozy, who led France from 2007 to 2012, was found guilty of offering a plum job in Monaco to a judge in exchange for inside information on an inquiry into his campaign finances.
He was sentenced to three years in jail, including two years suspended.
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