Former French President Jacques Chirac is due to go on trial Monday for the first time. He is accused of embezzling public funds as mayor of Paris in the 1990s, but had been immune from prosecution while in office.
AFP - Jacques Chirac is on Monday to become the first former French president to go before a judge when his month-long trial for alleged corruption during his time as mayor of Paris in the 1990s begins.
Abuse of trust, misappropriation of public funds and more: the charges Chirac faces
Date created : 2011-03-05