France's Sarkozy loses first appeal over corruption trial
Reuters, Monday 8 Oct 2018


Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday lost a first appeal against facing trial over influence peddling and corruption charges and must await a second appeal before knowing if he will be sent to court, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

Sarkozy, who was president from 2007 to 2012, is suspected of helping a prosecutor get promoted in return for leaked information about a separate criminal inquiry.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/312985.aspx