Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was prosecuted on Thursday over allegations that he spent more than the sanctioned amount in the 2012 election. It was allegedly a scandal that plagued his Conservative Party. Sarkozy is accused of spending nearly double the maximum valid amount of $ 2.75 million (about Rs 200 crore) in the presidential election. In this election, Sarkozy had to face defeat at the hands of socialist candidate François Hollande.
However, Sarkozy has denied doing anything wrong. If Sarkozy is found guilty, he could be sentenced to one year in jail. Apart from this, he can also be fined USD 4,580 (about Rs 3,34,000). The trial against Sarkozy was to begin in March itself. But it was postponed because of the hospitalization of a lawyer due to Corona.
The trial of the trial is expected to last until June 22. Let us know that Sarkozy has been found guilty of corruption in another case, which he has challenged. Election campaign spending has been limited since 1990 after several corruption cases surfaced in France. An investigating officer says that Sarkozy spent a lot on rallies during the election.