Prosecutor asks to drop corruption charges against Jacques Chirac
September 20th, 2011
12:20 PM ET

Prosecutor asks to drop corruption charges against Jacques Chirac

A Paris prosecutor has asked for corruption charges against former President Jacques Chirac to be dropped, courthouse press representative Sylvie Polack confirmed Tuesday.

Chirac was accused of misuse of public funds when he was mayor of Paris before he became president. Chirac had immunity from prosecution during the 12 years he was president of France, from 1995 to 2007.

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  1. LMAO@You

    Well, damn, Presidents and candidates in France are rather...controversial, aren't they?

    September 20, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Democratia

    @LMAO@you...that's because France is a democracy. Once A merica is done spreading "democracy" arounf the entire World, I doubt an democratic world would even allow an A merican to vote, let alone vote for one in a worldwide election.

    September 20, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©


    September 20, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kim

    People are just crazy crazy crazy as hell no matter where you go there just insane it makes me wonder how out of touch are people with there citizens and how they want things done. JUST CRAZY AS HELL!

    September 20, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |