Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of France, will serve one year sentence for campaign finance foul play in 2012.
Sarkozy became the country’s president in 2007, but BCC reports that a Paris Court found that the total sum dispensed by his team crossed the limit set by the country’s electoral umpire.
Meanwhile, the court ruled that his sentencing does not mean he would spend months behind bars but would be confined to his residence with an electronic bracelet.
Earlier, Sarkozy had pleaded not guilty to the electoral malpractice charge.
His lawyers have said they would appeal the court decision.
Recall that in March , the French Ex-president was convicted for corruption.