French ex-president Sarkozy to stand trial in Oct on graft charges

2020-01-08 20:25
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy. (Lionel Bonaventure, AFP)

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy. (Lionel Bonaventure, AFP)

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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy will stand trial from October 5 to 22 on corruption charges over alleged attempts to obtain information from a judge about an investigation against him, a Paris court decided on Wednesday.

This will be the first trial in several graft cases against Sarkozy, making him the first ex-president of France in at least 60 years to enter the dock for corruption.

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