The Paris Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced the former Minister of Justice Michel Mercier to a three-year suspended prison sentence for having granted fictitious parliamentary jobs to his wife and one of his daughters between 2005 and 2014.

The former minister of Nicolas Sarkozy (2010-2012), aged 75, was guilty of "embezzlement of public funds" for having paid as part of his duties as senator 50,000 euros in salary to his wife, Joëlle , between 2005 and 2009, and 37,000 euros to his daughter, Delphine, from 2012 to 2014.

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  • Justice

  • Senate

  • michelle mercier

  • Nicolas Sarkozy

  • Fictitious job