Chirac investigated in 'cash for jobs' probe

Chirac investigated in 'cash for jobs' probe

Former French President Jacques Chirac he has been placed under investigation over allegations the city of Paris paid for jobs in his political party when he was mayor.

A statement from his office said he hoped the process will move forward quickly to show that "he can be faulted for nothing".

The 77-year-old said he was placed under preliminary investigation after being questioned on Friday about seven jobs. It centres on his time as mayor from 1977 to 1995.

Such charges mean an investigating judge has ruled there is strong evidence to suggest involvement in a crime, and give investigators more time to decide whether to send the suspects for trial or drop the case.

More in this Section

Briton to remain in Pakistan jail despite murder conviction being overturnedBriton to remain in Pakistan jail despite murder conviction being overturned

British nurse, 36, put on ventilator after contracting Covid-19 diesBritish nurse, 36, put on ventilator after contracting Covid-19 dies

Matt Hancock: Coronavirus felt like razors in my throat and was really worryingMatt Hancock: Coronavirus felt like razors in my throat and was really worrying

‘Desperate’ tourists stranded by India lockdown anxious to return home‘Desperate’ tourists stranded by India lockdown anxious to return home


Lifestyle

Dawn Isaac, author of 101 Things for Kids to Do Screen-Free, suggests kids should have designated daily screen-free time, and shares activity ideas.How to get kids off their screens during lockdown

A facialist explains what happens to your skin while you’re sleeping.This is why bad sleep makes your skin look terrible (and what you can do about it)

How you spend your morning is key.10 ways to start your day right in lockdown

Prudence Wade asks the experts how to recreate the coolest manicures at home.Need a new look? Try these fresh spring nail trends

More From The Irish Examiner