Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to jail in historic ruling

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  1. signalmankenneth

    signalmankenneth Well-Known Member

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    This former president of France, is going to prison for three year! So we should not have a problem in this country, sending Trump to prison, if he is found guilty in upcoming court cases?!! No one is above the law, not even an ex-president!

    Paris (CNN) A French court on Monday sentenced former President Nicolas Sarkozy to three years in prison for corruption and influence peddling, but suspended two years of the sentence.

    President from 2007 to 2012, he was found guilty of trying to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate in 2014 about an ongoing investigation into his campaign finances.

    The judge said Sarkozy did not need to serve time in jail. He could serve the sentence by wearing an electronic bracelet at home.

    The 66-year-old is the first president to have been sentenced to jail in France's modern history.

    The Paris prosecutor had requested a two-year prison sentence and a two-year suspended sentence for Sarkozy and his co-defendants, his lawyer Thierry Herzog and former magistrate Gilbert Azibert.

    Herzog and Azibert were found guilty and handed prison sentences.

    After a lengthy investigation and legal entanglements, the trial began at the end of last year. The judge handed down Sarkozy's sentence Monday afternoon in front of a full courtroom.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/01/europ...ntl/index.html


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    Lol, you have nothing on him. You never will. Your hate will never be sated In such a way. He will live happily ever after lmao.

    but by all means, go for it! You got him this time! Lol
     
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    You have to laugh! France, like a lot of 'Banana Republics" and an assortment of Third-World piss pots routinely find their previous rulers and presidents guilty of SOMETHING. It's like a national 'spectator-sport' for the French, and fairly often for the Italians, too.

    I marvel that the Germans stay in an EU that has France in it!
     
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    grapeape Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Sounds like the SDNY has something on him ;)
     
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    Moolk Well-Known Member

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    No it actually doesn’t lol. But you believe what you would like.
     
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    grapeape Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    They had to have something for the SC to give those taxes up ;)
     
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    That “something” can be anything. It is a nothing burger or we would have heard by now.

    As usual haha.
     
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    off with his head lol
     
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    grapeape Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    They had to have evidence that it was true just to start the process to get the taxes. You know that, you are just playing the game......
     
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    “Evidence” can be anything. Again, they undoubtedly have nothing of substance or we would have heard.
     
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    Is there anyone who didn't know this thread was aimed at Trump before they opened it?
     
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    I imagine T**** will likely have the electronic bracelet option available to him as well... While a conviction certainly messes with his opportunities to fund raise, I'll be consistent and say since he's not an imminent physical threat to anyone (just a moral and social threat) he doesn't need to be behind physical bars when that time comes...
     
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    Revenge fantasies.
     
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    I just read the fine print on Sarkozy's crime

    SNIP
    President from 2007 to 2012, he was found guilty of trying to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate in 2014 about an ongoing investigation into his campaign finances.
    ENDSNIP

    Geez, if our former guy had actually tried to obtain information on anything, I would have given him a medal before falling over in amazement...

    He tried to have his 'senior magistrate' fired... I wonder what France would have done with that??
     
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    And the TDS goes on.....sad.
     
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    No doubt. This is like porn to the Trump haters.......
     
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    I thought I would miss the tanTrumps when he was gone, but they keep coming. It is as if he was sentenced to life in solitary confinement in the minds of many.
     
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    The absense of criminal guilt might be a problem for you.

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    Yup.

    3 Years for Trump. Sounds Good.

    A Year on Electronic Tether at Mar-a-Lago.

    Followed by 2 years of probation.

    As a condition of the sentence:

    NO Politically-Related Activities for the Entire 3 years.
     
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    I like the precedent set. I'd love to see trump pay for his crimes and corruption.
     
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    Lol...we're not done with trump yet. Why are you people trying to sweep him under the rug? Is he that embarrassing?
     
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    TDS is strong in that one.
     
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    Thanks to the left, in this country we release criminals, especially the illegal alien kind. If you want to say no one is above the law, then look at your side first before you look at others.
     
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    Good god you've literally been saying this since 2016, I'm embarrassed for you with all your wacked out predications concerning Trump.
     

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