The BBC email alert relating this bit of news came formatted as follow:
France's ex-President Jacques Chirac is placed under formal investigation over funding scandal when he was Paris mayor, his lawyer says.
Everybody let's scoff: scandal?
That's no funding scandal Mr. BBC, that's a good old-fashioned fraud.
The scandal is that Chirac's multiple scams were not put under any serious investigation sooner(1), even though nobody across the whole political spectrum, in the press and on the streets ignored that Chirac was a top dog in that fetid pool of corruption that is the French political class(2).
But then, what can you expect when the judiciary is appointed by and under the orders of the politics?