Judge to question Chirac over corruption case

15th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, March 15, 2007 (AFP) - President Jacques Chirac is to be questioned after he leaves office in May by a judge looking into a corruption case dating from his time as mayor of Paris, justice officials said Thursday.

PARIS, March 15, 2007 (AFP) - President Jacques Chirac is to be questioned after he leaves office in May by a judge looking into a corruption case dating from his time as mayor of Paris, justice officials said Thursday.

The officials said no time had been set for the interview, but it could happen any time after mid-June when Chirac's presidential immunity expires.

The judge's investigation is into a kickback scheme in which workers for Chirac's Rally for the Republic (RPR) party had salaries paid for by companies that won contracts at Paris city hall.

Chirac, 74, was mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995.

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Subject: French news

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