July 19, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 19, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) upheld the conviction of Florence Hartmann, a former spokesperson for the ICTY, on the charge of contempt. Hartmann was found guilty in September 2009 of revealing confidential information involving appellate ...[read more]
July 19, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On July 19, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) upheld the conviction of Florence Hartmann, a former spokesperson for the ICTY, on the charge of contempt. Hartmann was found guilty in September 2009 of revealing confidential information involving appellate ...[read more]
March 7, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On March 7, 2011, a French court began the corruption trial of former French president Jacques Chirac began. Chirac was accused of misusing public funds while he was serving as the mayor of Paris. Specifically, Chirac and nine others were accused of establishing fake government positions in order ...[read more]
December 15, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A French court on Thursday convicted former president Jacques Chirac on corruption charges, handing him a two-year suspended sentence. The charges stem from his time as mayor of the city of Paris and accused him of using public funds to support his political ambitions. In September, the ...[read more]
October 30, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On October 30, 2009, Magistrate Xaviere Simeoni ordered former French president Jacques Chirac to stand trial on charges of embezzlement and misuse of public funds related to his tenure as mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995. Chirac was accused of financing his Union for a Popular Movement party by ...[read more]
October 17, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On October 17, 2006, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey passed a resolution condemning a French bill that would have criminalized any denial that WWI-era mass killings of Armenians in Turkey was genocide. The proposed bill would have punished French Armenian genocide denial with one year in ...[read more]
September 21, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
A Paris prosecutor on Tuesday, asked that the corruption charges against former French president Jacques Chirac be dropped. Additionally, the prosecutor has requested acquittal of the nine other individuals charged with Chirac. The charges against Chirac stem from his time as mayor of the city of ...[read more]
September 14, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
The Paris prosecutor's office on Tuesday began an inquiry into allegations against former French president Jacques Chirac and his prime minister Dominique de Villepin over the receipt of millions of dollars from African leaders. The accusations against the two former French officials were made by ...[read more]
September 5, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
The trial of former French president Jacques Chirac opened in his absence on Monday after Judge Dominique Pauthe of the 11th Criminal Court of Paris agreed to continue the proceedings without him. Chirac and his legal team filed documents with the court on Friday claiming Chirac is too ill to face ...[read more]
September 4, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Former French president Jacques Chirac, 78, and his legal team filed documents with the 11th Criminal Court of Paris on Friday claiming Chirac is too ill to face his corruption trial, just three days before the trial was slated to continue after being delayed in March. Chirac is being tried for a... ...[read more]

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