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Sarkozy knocked out by justice

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Nicolas Sarkozy hoped to have convinced the judges. Called on to defend himself before the Paris Criminal Court in December, the former French president had forcefully rejected the accusations of “corruption” and “influence peddling” brought against him, his lawyer friend Thierry Herzog and the former high magistrate Gilbert Azibert, supposed to provide them with sensitive information on the Bettencourt affair, in 2013-2014.

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