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French Prosecutors Request Dismissal of Ex-President Chirac Corruption Case

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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French prosecutors have asked a Paris court to dismiss a corruption case against former president Jacques Chirac. Prosecutors argued Tuesday there is not enough evidence to move forward with the case. Mr. Chirac is accused of embezzling public funds between 1977 and 1995, when he was mayor of Paris. He is suspected of creating a […]

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French Judge: Ex-President Chirac Not Required to Attend Corruption Trial

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A French court has ruled the corruption trial of former President Jacques Chirac will go ahead in his absence after his lawyers said he was too ill to attend. Judge Dominique Pauthe said Monday he took into account an appeal by Mr. Chirac’s defense team, and said he is not required to attend the long-awaited […]

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French Judge: Ex-President Chirac Not Required to Attend Corruption Trial

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A French court has ruled the corruption trial against former President Jacques Chirac will go ahead in his absence, after his lawyers said he was too ill to attend. Judge Dominique Pauthe said Monday he took into account an appeal by Mr. Chirac’s defense team, and said he is not required to attend the long-awaited […]

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French Ex-President Chirac Too Ill to Attend Corruption Trial

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Former French President Jacques Chirac was too ill to attend the opening of a corruption trial against him on Monday. Mr. Chirac’s lawyers said the former leader has memory problems and is not competent to attend court. The former president is accused of embezzling public funds between 1977 to 1995, while he was the mayor […]

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French Ex-President Chirac Trial to Restart in September

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Paris court says the long-delayed trial of former French president Jacques Chirac on corruption charges will resume September 5. Mr. Chirac is accused of misusing public funds while serving as the mayor of Paris between 1977 and 1995. He allegedly used the money to pay friends and political allies for non-existent jobs. His nine […]

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