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Nicolas Sarkozy in dock as ‘historic trial’ over corruption finally begins

The former French president is accused of receiving illicit funds and influence peddling

Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, will make history on Monday when he appears in court accused of corruption and influence peddling.

The case is the first of several investigations against the rightwing politician who led France between 2007 and 2012 to come before judges after years of attempts to have the charges dropped or nullified.

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