Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was convicted Monday on corruption charges, shaking his conservative allies and pouring cold water on hopes for a political comeback.
Sarkozy, who served as president from 2007 to 2012, was accused of having offered a judge a plum job in exchange for confidential information related to another trial he was facing. He has denied all allegations.
The corruption trial is just one of several cases in which Sarkozy is involved. Next March, the former president is due in court over accusations of violating campaign finance rules during his failed 2012 reelection bid.
Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Sarkozy and Trump have many of the same characteristics. Sarkozy is probably smarter. It kind of reminds me of Berlusconi too.