Former French President Chirac to Be Tried in Second Corruption Case

PARIS -- Officials say former French President Jacques Chirac has been ordered to stand trial in a second corruption case regarding his 1977-1995 tenure as Paris mayor.

Chirac already is set to be tried in March in one City Hall phony jobs scandal.

The judicial officials said Monday that a judge in the Paris suburb of Nanterre has ordered him to also be tried for "illegal conflict of interest" in a similar case.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of judicial policy.

In the new case, Chirac has faced questions about seven jobs at his former Conservative Party that were improperly paid for by City Hall or by construction companies.

The two cases against Chirac could be tried at the same time.

Chirac has denied any wrongdoing.