.Paris, France
The court found that Sarkozy had formed a "corruption pact" with his former lawyer and friend Thierry Herzog to convince a judge, Gilbert Azibert, to obtain and share information about a legal investigation. (Photo credit: Instagram/@nicolassarkozy)

  • Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has strongly criticised the verdict which recently handed him a three-year-long sentence for corruption
  • Sarkozy on Wednesday gave an interview to newspaper Le Figaro, saying that the judgement was 'riddled with inconsistencies'
  • The former president has three more legal cases pending against him

.Paris, France
Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday was sentenced to three years in prison. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy left office in 2012 and lost his presidential immunity
  • He was convicted of trying to bribe a judge 
  • Sarkozy's former prime minister Francois Fillon was sentenced to five years in prison last year