Former French President Sarkozy Has Denied Corruption Charges
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has denied corruption allegations against him in court in Paris.
“I don’t recognize any of these scandals, which have haunted me for six years,” Sarkozy said in court.
Sarkozy, the president of France between 2007 and 2012, is said to have tried with lawyer Thierry Herzog to bribe former judge Gilbert Azibert.
Herzog and Azibert are also on trial. The three risk a prison sentence of up to ten years and a fine of 1 million euros for corruption.
The lawsuit was suspended for several days last week due to potential health risks to 73-year-old Azibert but resumed on Thursday.
The judge found him healthy enough to appear in court, and Azibert was present on Monday, just like Herzog and Sarkozy. The suspects deny any involvement.