Former French President to stand trial

Former French President to stand trial

By Brittany Falkers


            Former French President Jacques Chirac will be the first former president in French history to stand trial for corruption, according to reporter Peter Allen for Mail Online.

            Chirac has been ordered to stand trial in an alleged corruption scandal dating back to his tenure as Paris mayor, a judicial official said to the Star Tribune Friday.

            A magistrate ordered Chirac to stand trial on charges of "embezzlement" and "breach of trust," the official told the Star Tribune on condition of anonymity because the case is ongoing.

            Xaviere Simeoni, the investigating magistrate, has been probing whether people in Chirac's circle were given sham jobs as advisers and paid by Paris City Hall, while not really working for it, said the Star Tribune.


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