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Sunday, October 30, 2011

France judge ordered ex-president Chirac to stand trial for corruption
Clay Flaherty at 12:00 AM ET

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 establishing fake city positions and allowing party members to collect millions of dollars in illegal salaries. The charges were originally filed in November 2007. The proceedings against Chirac were delayed by his failing health, and the prosecutor in his case sought an acquittal on the basis of Chirac's deteriorated mental state in September 2011. However, the judge denied the prosecutor's request and is expected to return a verdict in December 2011.

Learn more about Jacques Chirac and the laws governing corruption from the JURIST news archive.




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