Saturday, January 31, 2004

It Runs In The Family

It Runs In The Family

To stand out against the background corruption of French politics, this must have been really bad.

" In a serious blow to President Jacques Chirac and the future of his governing party, former Prime Minister Alain Juppé was convicted Friday of corruption in a party scheme to create phony City Hall jobs here during part of Mr. Chirac's mayoralty.

Mr. Juppé, 58, one of Mr. Chirac's closest confidants and his preferred successor if he does not seek a third term, was sentenced to an 18-month suspended prison term and disqualified from public office for 10 years."

Will any of those guys who got Saddam bucks burn?


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