Former French president Jacques Chirac was found guilty on Thursday of embezzling funds and violating public trust for hiring members of his political party for non-existent civil jobs while he was mayor of Paris. Chirac says he will not appeal.
Former French president Jacques Chirac was given a two-year suspended jail sentence on Thursday after he was convicted of embezzling public money to finance his political party. Chirac has said he will not appeal.
- 'Get out of this body, Jacques Chirac!'
- Royal decree on low-cut tops
- Former French president Chirac released from hospital
- Bernadette Chirac says Sarkozy to run in 2017
- Frail ex-president Chirac in rare public appearance
- Brazil spying: 'pot, kettle, black'?
- Elysée chef spills beans on French presidents
- 'The US is spying on us'
- Tahiti's scandal-plagued 'Old Lion' bounces back
- US spent years sizing-up France’s future presidents
Date created : 2011-12-15