I try not to take delight in the misfortunes of others, but I gotta say, Jacques Chirac isn’t exactly tops on my list of favorite foreign leaders. So I read this with a smile. I wonder if George W. Bush will as well. AP:
PARIS – Former French President Jacques Chirac has been ordered to stand trial in an alleged corruption scandal dating back to his time as Paris mayor — a case that caught up with him in retirement once he lost the judicial immunity of France’s highest office.
An investigating judge ordered Chirac, whose 12-year presidency ended in 2007, to stand trial on charges of embezzlement and breach of trust, a judicial official said Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the case is ongoing.