Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is scheduled to go on trial Wednesday on charges that his unsuccessful reelection bid in 2012 was illegally financed. The Associated Press reports that the new case is scheduled to open two weeks after he was convicted of corruption and influence peddling in another case, a decision he has appealed. The 66-year-old Sarkozy is facing allegations that he spent almost twice the maximum authorized amount — 22.5 million euros — in his 2012 reelection bid. If found guilty, he faces up to one year in prison and a fine of 3,750 euros ($4,470).