Ex-Sarkozy chief of staff Claude Guéant convicted of polling fraud


Already detained in jail over a previous conviction for misuse of public funds, Claude Guéant, a former interior minister and longstanding chief-of-staff for ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy, was on Friday handed a one-year prison sentence, with four months suspended, for his part in an Élysée Palace opinion survey fraud worth a combined 7.5 million euros, for which three others were also convicted.  

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The former chief of staff of the ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy was handed a new jail sentence Friday, adding to a long list of convictions stemming from the rightwinger’s 2007-2012 term in office, reports The Guardian.