France’s former President Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty of corruption on Monday and sentenced to three years in prison.
Prosecutors convinced the court that Sarkozy tried to bribe a judge and influence an investigation into his 2007 campaign finances.
However, Sarkozy denied all charges, and may not spend any time in prison. Two years of his sentence were suspended, and the presiding judge said she would accept allowing him to be tagged with an electronic bracelet outside of prison for the remaining year.
Sarkozy served as president of France from 2007 to 2012.