French court allows use of Sarkozy recordings in graft case

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Paris (AFP)

France's highest court ruled Tuesday that wiretapped conversations could be used in a corruption case against former president Nicolas Sarkozy.

Sarkozy became the first former head of state to be taken into custody in 2014 after leaked recordings appeared to show him conspiring with his lawyer to give a magistrate a lucrative job in exchange for inside information on yet another corruption probe.