Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced on Monday to three years in prison, two of them suspended, for bribery and influence-peddling. The judges considered it proven that in 2014, after his time as French president, Sarkozy unlawfully gained access to judicial files about an inquiry being conducted against him. What are the implications of the verdict?

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