December 15, 2011

HOW TYPICAL THAT HE HID IN A SPIDER HOLE RATHER THAN APPEAR IN COURT:

Jacques Chirac found guilty of corruption (Associated Press,  15 December 2011)

[T]he 79-year-old former leader did not take part in the trial after doctors determined that he suffers from severe memory lapses.

In the historic verdict, the court said it had found Chirac guilty in two related cases involving fake jobs created at the RPR party, which he led during his 1977-1995 tenure as Paris's mayor.

He was convicted of embezzling public funds, abuse of trust and illegal conflict of interest. Chirac has repeatedly denied wrongdoing.

Posted by at December 15, 2011 9:15 PM
  

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