Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 4:35pm

This week, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy became only the second president in that country's history to go on trial after serving office. Jacques Chirac did in 2011 — also on corruption charges like Sarkozy — but Chirac was excused for health reasons. Sarkozy was sentenced to three years in prison with the option of living at home with an ankle bracelet for the third year. He's appealing the decision, which means for now, he's at home with his wife, former supermodel and now singer, Carla Bruni.