Former French President Condemned for Corruption
The former French president of 79-years-old, Jacques Chirac became the first former president in France to be condemned by justice. The Paris Correctional Court would sentence him to two years in prison, which he will not have to comply under the charges of embezzlement, breach of trust and malfeasance.
The former chief of State in the years 1995 and 2007 was accused for a case that goes back to the 90’s. The charges are based on 19 of the 28 fake jobs that were created with the electoral interests of Paris City Hall when he was Mayor.
According to the court Chirac “violated his duty of honesty that weigh on those that are responsible for managing public funds or assets against the general interest if the Parisians,” for embezzling 1,4 million euros.
The courthouse could sentence Chirac to ten years of imprisonment and a fine of 150,000 euros. The lawyer of the former president, Georges Klejman did not informed if they were going to appeal against the decision of the court. (AV)