France's Chirac found guilty of graft

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    PARIS: Ex-French president Jacques Chirac on Thursday was found guilty of embezzlement and abuse of power
    in an unprecedented case that for the first time saw a former French leader face charges in court.
    The popular 79-year-old, president between 1995 and 2007, was facing conflict of interest, abuse of power and embezzlement charges and could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and a fine of 150,000 euros ($195,000).

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