December 15, 2011

French ex-President Jacques Chirac guilty of corruption

A French court has convicted former President Jacques Chirac of diverting public funds and abusing public confidence.
Mr Chirac, 79, was not in court to hear the verdict because of ill-health.
President from 1995 to 2007, he was put on trial on charges that dated back to his time as mayor of Paris.
He was accused of paying members of his Rally for the Republic (RPR) party for municipal jobs that did not exist.

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