Nicolas Sarkozy condemned: return on the Case of the Eavesdropping on appeal

Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced : back to the Eavesdropping Case on appeal.

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced on appeal to three years in prison, including one year, for corruption and influence peddling in the so-called “wiretapping” case. This sentence could be carried out in the form of an electronic bracelet. The former head of state has made it known that he plans to appeal in cassation. Back to this landmark case.


1. The Wiretapping Affair: what is it?

Nicolas Sarkozy condamné en appel - 5 points à retenir
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, center, arrives at the courtroom for his appeal trial of trying to bribe a magistrate in exchange for information about a legal case in which he was implicated Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 in Paris. A Paris court found last year French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to a year in prison. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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2. The legal course of Nicolas Sarkozy

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3. The role of the other protagonists in the case

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4. The political repercussions of the case

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5. Nicolas Sarkozy's reaction and his next steps

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The former President of the Republic, 68, was present for the delivery of the decision scheduled for 9 a.m., according to concordant sources.

In addition, the National Financial Prosecutor's Office (PNF) announced last week that it had requested the referral to the criminal court of Nicolas Sarkozy in the context of the judicial investigation relating to suspicions of Libyan financing of the 2007 campaign.

This unprecedented sanction aroused the ire of the Sarkozy camp, who shouted haro on the National Financial Prosecutor's Office (PNF), the latter defending himself from “playing politics”.

In conclusion, the wiretapping affair marks a turning point in Nicolas Sarkozy's career. While the former president is appealing in cassation, the outcome of this case remains uncertain.