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Jacques Chirac to Stand Trial on Embezzlement Charges


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A French magistrate has ordered former President Jacques Chirac to stand trial on embezzlement charges dating back to the 1990s, when he was mayor of Paris. The order is unprecedented, and follows several other trials targeting former high-level politicians.

Former President Jacques Chirac did not respond directly to news he has been ordered to stand trial, but a statement from his office said he was serene and determined to clear himself.

Chirac is charged with embezzlement and breach of trust relating to allegations that 35 people were given fake jobs at Paris city hall between 1994 and 1995, when he was mayor. A veteran politician, 76-year-old Chirac served as both Paris mayor and prime minister of France, before becoming president in 1995. He left office in 2007.

Holy crap.

First Italy and now France where the top dog faces charges.

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Holy crap.

First Italy and now France where the top dog faces charges.

Funny thing about France is that they screamed about Polanski being tried because Polanski sins were 30 years ago, same thing with Chirac, whatever he did was a long time ago and like Polanski, putting a 70 something in jail for an alleged crime committed a long time ago means that the State of France, or any other state or country's prosecutors are not going after the real criminals.

They are just grandstanding and want their face in the media.

These are easy cases to bring to court and worth nothing but the paper they are written on.

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