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Cindy Crawford only US celebrity to sympathize with Carla Bruni as Nicolas Sarkozy convicted

Paris: Cindy Crawford was the first and only Hollywood actress and model who tried to console French supermodel and singer Carla Bruni by pressing a like button on the latter’s post about the conviction of her husband Nicolas Sarkozy.

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty of corruption on Monday and sentenced to three years in prison, a stunning fall from grace for a man who for five years bestrode the national and global stage.

His wife, supermodel and singer Carla Bruni, reacted by describing the case as “senseless persecution”, adding that “the fight continued, and truth would come out”.

She used her Instagram account to share the statement that was accompanied by her loved up picture with Sarkozy.

Cindy Crawford was prominent among thousands of people who liked her Instagram post.

A Paris court found that Sarkozy, 66, had tried to bribe a judge after leaving office, and to peddle influence in exchange for confidential information about an investigation into his 2007 campaign finances.

“He took advantage of his status and the relationships he had formed,” presiding judge Christine Mee said.

Sarkozy served as president from 2007 to 2012 and retains influence among conservatives, even after retiring. He is the second head of state in modern-day France to be convicted of corruption.

He may not spend any time in prison, however. Two years of his sentence were suspended, and Mee said she was open to him staying out of prison tagged with an electronic bracelet for the remaining year, although that decision rests with another judge.

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