Sarkozy's new term

<1><2><3><4> <5> The ex-President of France Nicolas Sarkozy continues to go through agony. In early March, in the sensational "wiretapping" case, where he was accused of corruption, Sarkozy was sentenced to imprisonment of one year, plus two years of probation. And now, at another trial that has just ended, the prosecutor's office has demanded to punish him with another six months in prison, as well as a fine of 3750 euros. <6> <7> <8> <9> <10><11> This time we are talking about financial violations committed during his 2012 election campaign. The bottom line is that it was organized by the PR agency "Bigmalion". It turned out that they spent more than 42 million euros on rallies, meetings, propaganda posters and other relevant products, which is almost twice the limit of funds for these purposes allowed by French laws. Moreover, as the investigators found out, the people of Bigmalion issued false invoices at clearly inflated prices of the Union for the Popular Movement party, later renamed the Republicans, from which Nicolas Sarkozy was running. They say that this money was spent on purely party affairs. With the help of this fraud, large and, importantly, unaccounted sums were accumulated. At the trial, Nicolas Sarkozy in every possible way denied any involvement in the scam. After all, at that time he was a state and a candidate for his re-election, and financing the election campaign, as he was% D0 ayavil, other people were engaged. <12> <13> <14> <15>