A French court on Monday convicted former president Nicolas Sarkozy on charges of corruption and influence peddling and handed him a three-year prison sentence, including two years suspended.
法国巴黎轻罪法院当地时间 3 月 1 日裁定前总统萨科齐 “腐败” 和 “以权谋私” 罪名成立，判处其 3 年有期徒刑，缓期 2 年执行。
Magistrates in a Paris court found Sarkozy guilty of proposing a prestigious job in Monaco to a prosecutor in exchange for tip-offs on an inquiry into allegations that he had exploited the mental frailty of the late L'Oreal heiress, Liliane Bettencourt, to enjoy donations in cash to finance his 2007 presidential campaign.
地方法官调查发现，萨科齐涉嫌许诺给一位检察官在摩纳哥谋取职位，以换取一项调查的内幕信息，该调查指控他利用欧莱雅已故女继承人利利亚娜·贝当古的精神弱点，获取现金捐赠，为他 2007 年的总统竞选提供资金。
Sarkozy's lawyer Thierry Herzog and former magistrate Gilbert Azibert were sentenced to the same penalty on charges of corruption.
同案的萨科齐前私人律师埃尔佐格和前高级检察官阿奇贝尔也因贪腐指控分别被判 3 年徒刑。
Sarkozy, who led France from 2007 to 2012, has 10 days to appeal the ruling.
萨科齐 2007 年至 2012 年担任法国总统。他可在法院宣判后 10 天内提起上诉。