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  Sarkozy charged in connection with alleged Libyan funding
  Sarkozy: France's ex-president to face corruption trial
Mar. 29
  Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to face trial for corruption and influence peddling, prosecutors say
Mar. 21
  Former French President was placed under formal investigation over allegations in his 2007 presidential campaign

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  French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained for questioning over alleged influence peddling

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Dec.15   Chirac found guilty on corruption charges
  Former President Jacques Chirac was found guilty on charges stemming from his time as mayor of Paris and given a 2 year suspended sentence
Sep.4   Chirac trial due to open  Former French President Jacques Chirac is due to go on trial charged with illegal party funding during his time as mayor of Paris Mar.7   Chirac goes on trial in France  Former French President goes on trial for embezzling money from the city of Paris when he was mayor, along with nine other people

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Jun.7 French trader Kerviel faces court  Jerome Kerviel, the alleged 'rogue trader' blamed by bank Societe Generale for 4.9bn euros in losses is to go on trial later

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Mar.12 Second SocGen employee detained
  A second Societe Generale employee has been arrested as part of the probe into a rogue trader scandal at the bank Jan.28 Trader 'concealed deals'
  Jerome Kerviel told police he hid his actions to appear like an 'exceptional trader' and to boost his annual bonus Jan.27 Trader 'staked 50bn euros'
  Jerome Kerviel, 31, at the centre of a massive fraud case, had gambled around 50bn euros before being uncovered Jan.25 Police search rogue trader's flat   Police have searched the flat of Jerome Kerviel, the man said to be the rogue trader who lost 4.9bn euros at Societe Generale Rogue trader scandal broadens out  Questions have been raised over the effects on the markets of Jerome Kerviel, who lost 4.9bn euros at Societe Generale Jan.24 Rogue trader to cost SocGen $7bn
  Bank Societe Generale as uncovered 'massive' fraud by a trader which resulted in a loss of 4.9bn euros

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Jul.27 Ex-PM Villepin faces formal inquiry  Dominique de Villepin has been placed under formal investigation over allegations he tried to smear President Sarkozy Jul.19   Chirac faces scandal judge  Former French President was questioned for 4 hours by a magistrate probing a party funding scandal from his time as Paris mayor Jun.22 Chirac spurns scandal questioning
  The former French president has refused to appear as a witness in an inquiry into the so-called Clearstream affair

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Jul.2 EADS and Airbus bosses both quit  The co-chief of Airbus parent company, Noel Forgeard, has resigned in the wake of an insider trading scandal

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Jan.30 Ex-Prime Minister guilty of corruption
  A court has found Alain Juppe guilty of involvement in a party funding scam in Paris in the 1980s and 1990s

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