French ex-President Sarkozy stands trial for corruption

PARIS (AP) – Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy went on trial Monday on charges of corruption and influence peddling in a phone-tapping scandal, a first for the 65-year-old politician who has faced several other judicial investigations since leaving office in 2012.

Along with his lawyer, Sarkozy, accused of corruption, faces up to 10 years in prison and a 1 million euro-fine.

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