French court to rule in Chirac corruption trial
14 December 2011, 13:33
Paris – French judges are to rule on Thursday in the
unprecedented corruption case against aged ex-leader Jacques Chirac, the
first time a former French president has faced charges in court.
The 79-year-old, president from 1995 to 2007, is facing conflict of
interest, abuse of power and embezzlement charges and could be sentenced
to up to 10 years in prison and a fine of 150,000 euros ($197,000).
Chirac is unlikely to face prison time however, as Paris prosecutors
have urged the court to acquit him and nine other accused in the trial.
Analysts say a suspended sentence is most likely even if he is found
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