On Thursday, prosecutors demanded that former French President Nicolas Sarkozy (Nicolas Sarkozy) be jailed for six months because he funded his 2012 election campaign before losing the presidential election.
Sarkozy denied the allegations of illegally funding his failed campaign during the trial on Tuesday, arguing that the costs were not his responsibility.
Prosecutors accused Sarkozy’s Conservative Party of spending nearly twice the more than 22.5 million euros allowed by law on luxury gatherings, and then hired a friendly public relations agency to cover up these expenses.
Sarkozy told the court that he did not participate in the logistics of the campaign and did not know how the money was spent on the campaign rallies.
The prosecutors admitted in the indictment that their investigation failed to prove that Sarkozy was the organizer or that he participated in the plan, but claimed that he benefited from it and that he must know it.