French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in jail, two of them suspended, for corruption.
"He was convicted of trying to bribe a judge in 2014 - after he had left office - by suggesting he could secure a prestigious job for him in return for information about a separate case.
Sarkozy, 66, is the first former French president to get a custodial sentence.
His lawyer says he will appeal. Sarkozy will remain free during that process which could take years."
Good to see that in a working democracy no one stands above the law, no matter what position they hold or held.