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France ex-president Chirac convicted of corruption
A French court on Thursday convicted former president Jacques Chirac [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on corruption charges, handing him a two-year suspended sentence. The charges stem from his time as mayor of the city of Paris and accused him of (More)
France prosecutor seeks acquittal in Chirac corruption case
A Paris prosecutor on Tuesday, asked that the corruption charges against former French president Jacques Chirac [BBC news profile; JURIST news archive] be dropped. Additionally, the prosecutor has requested acquittal of the nine other individuals c (More)
France appeals court upholds acquittal of ex-PM
The Court of Appeal of Paris on Wednesday affirmed the acquittal of former prime minister Dominique de Villepin [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] for allegedly taking part in a smear campaign known as the Clearstream Affair . Villepin was charged (More)
France prosecutors probe accusations against former president, PM
The Paris prosecutor's office on Tuesday began an inquiry into allegations against former French president Jacques Chirac [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and his prime minister Dominique de Villepin over the receipt of millions of dollars from Af (More)
France court to try 2 officers over teen deaths that sparked 2005 riots
Two French police officers who chased three teens into a power substation, resulting in two of their deaths from electrocution, will stand trial on criminal charges, lawyers said Friday. The officers are charged with "non-assistance to a person in d (More)
France prosecutors seek to drop police charges over 2005 riot deaths
French judges may drop charges against two police officers who chased three teen boys into a power substation where two of the teens died after being electrocuted, according to Friday reports . The two officers were charged in 2007 with "non-assist (More)
France prosecutors to appeal acquittal of former PM for Sarkozy defamation
A French public prosecutor on Friday announced plans to appeal the acquittal of former prime minister Dominique de Villepin [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], which cleared him of all charges for his role in an alleged plot to defame several busin (More)
France court acquits ex-PM of Sarkozy defamation
A French court on Thursday acquitted former prime minister Dominique de Villepin [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] of all charges for his role in an alleged plot to defame several businessmen, including current President Nicolas Sarkozy [official p (More)
Jacques Chirac's trial on corruption charges a first for modern French presidents
Gino Raymond [Professor of Modern French Studies, University of Bristol, UK]: "For most commentators in France, the decision by French state prosecutors that former president Jacques Chirac had no case to answer regarding his alleged financial i (More)
France prosecutors seek suspended sentence, fine for ex-PM accused in Sarkozy defamation
Paris prosecutors requested Tuesday that former prime minister Dominique de Villepin [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] receive an 18-month suspended prison sentence and a €45,000 fine for his role in an alleged plot to defame several business (More)
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