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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy reacts as he leaves his car in Paris November 26, 2012 after a lunch meeting with his former Prime Minister Francois Fillon to discuss the UMP political party's crisis. REUTERS photo

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy reacts as he leaves his car in Paris November 26, 2012 after a lunch meeting with his former Prime Minister Francois Fillon to discuss the UMP political party's crisis. REUTERS photo

A sentence of two years in prison was demanded by the prosecutor Dec. 17 for a man accused of sending threatening letters to right wing politicians, including former President Nicolas Sarkozy, in the French capital Paris, lePoint.fr has reported.

Thierry Jérôme, an unemployed 54-year-old with psychiatric problems, sent almost 40 letters to French politicians such as Nicolas Sarkozy, Rachida Dati, and Michèle Alliot-Marie, mainly in 2009.

The letters threatened the politicians with death and compared them to Hitler. Each letter was accompanied by a 9mm bullet.

Agence France Presse (AFP) and several French broadcasters such as TF1 and France Télévisions also reportedly received similar mail from Jérôme.

The next hearing will take place on Jan. 15, 2013.

December/18/2012

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