Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy convicted of overfunding in elections

S Choudhury
30/09/2021 15:08 IST
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Sarkozy has been accused of spending twice the amount of $27.5 million approved in the presidential election. However, he had to face defeat in the election to his rival François Hollande. Please tell that Sarkozy has denied these allegations.

Paris.Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, was found guilty of illegal funding in 2012 for a failed attempt to contest re-election.Nicolas Sarkozy was accused in 2012 that he spent more than the approved amount in the election.This alleged scandal had created trouble for his Conservative party. Sarkozy was the President of France from 2007 to 2012.

Sarkozy has been accused of spending twice the amount of $27.5 million (about Rs 200 crore) approved in the presidential election.However, he had to face defeat in the election to his rival François Hollande.Please tell that Sarkozy has denied these allegations.


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The trial against Sarkozy was scheduled for March, but was postponed due to the coronavirus and hospitalization of a lawyer.If found guilty, Sarkozy could face up to a year in prison.Apart from this, he may also have to pay a fine of $ 4,580 (about Rs 3,34,000).

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Let us tell you that since 1990, election campaign spending was limited in France because before that many corruption cases were reported here one after the other.There have been allegations against Sarkozy that he spent much more than the prescribed amount on election rallies.

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