It is hard to imagine a former American president facing criminal charges. But that is exactly what is happening to former French President Jacques Chirac, who is going on trial at age 78. Along with the trial of Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, it should make some interesting courtroom drama this summer.
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Former French President Jacques Chirac leaves his office in Paris, March 7, a few hours before the start of his corruption trial in Paris which will be the first time a former head of state has been called on to appear before the courts in France. Chirac, president until 2007, is expected to attend the trial on Tuesday.