Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has lost his appeal against a prison sentence for corruption. However, the Paris appeals court ruled that he could serve his time at home wearing a tag instead of going to jail. In 2021 Sarkozy was sentenced to three years in prison – including two suspended – for trying to influence a judge in a separate case. The 68-year-old was the first former French president to get a custodial sentence. Following the ruling, Sarkozy’s lawyer said she would launch a new challenge with the Court of Cassation, one of France’s highest authorities.