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Former French president jailed on corruption charges

In a historic milestone, a former French president has been jailed. Mr. Sarkozy was found guilty of corruption charges.  Ex-president of France given three years jail  Nicholas Sarkozy, who was a former French leader, has been sentenced to three years on corruption charges. His conviction was linked to a bribing allegation of a judge in 2014. He was said to have bribed the official with a promise of getting him a job for sensitive information. Mr. Sarkozy remains the only French president to get a prison sentence. Legal counsel to the ex-president says that they were going to appeal the decision. Mr. Sarkozy will be free during the appeal period which could take years. The judgment was done by judge Christine Mee said the former president knew his act was wrong and not acceptable. Legal...