Sarkozy ordered to stand trial for attempt to influence judge

Paris (AFP) – Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been ordered to stand trial for corruption and influence peddling involving a judge, from whom he tried to get information about an investigation, a legal source said Thursday.

The decision to send the case to trial comes a week after the right-winger — who already faces a trial for illegal campaign financing in his 2012 re-election campaign — was charged with accepting millions of euros in funding from late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi.