This past week, I brought up a France item in the news.....Nicolas Sarkozy being investigated over campaign contributions that relate back to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and 2007's France election.
Well....I noted this morning via France-24 (their public network in English) that the authorities moved onto the next step.....there will be charges.
It appears that part of this investigation started up in 2013, and at the time....they brought Sarkozy to some question and answer episode. So this has been sitting there and brewing for five years.
The factor here is the accusation that Sarkozy offered some kind of promotion to the prosecutor. That by itself, would get you five years in prison (if true).