French former President Nicolas Sarkozy (left) arrives to hear the verdict in a corruption trial at Porte de Clichy court house in Paris on Monday.

Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s former president, left, arrives to hear the verdict in a corruption trial at Porte de Clichy court house in Paris, France, on Monday, March 1, 2021. French prosecutors said Sarkozy should get a two-year prison term — a sentence he would be unlikely to actually serve — over allegations he abused his power by attempting to influence a lawsuit after stepping down as the countrys president. Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg via Getty Images