Jacques Chirac will stand trial early next year on charges he created fictitious jobs as mayor of Paris, even after the former French president settled civil claims stemming from the affair, his lawyer said.
Banks agreed to pay about $15.5 billion to settle claims by about 720,000 investors outside the U.S. who lost money in Bernard Madoff’s fraud, said the chairman of a group of law firms representing victims.
The trial of Jerome Kerviel, beginning more than two years after Societe Generale SA accused him of losing 4.9 billion euros ($5.8 billion) on unauthorized market bets, may turn on whether the trader can show the bank knew what he was doing.
Jerome Kerviel, the former Societe Generale SA banker convicted in one of history’s biggest trading losses, has returned home to serve his three-year sentence after cutting short his crusade against the industry he once served.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down much of Arizona’s first-of-its-kind crackdown on illegal immigrants, ruling that states must defer to the federal government on immigration policy, an election-year victory for President Barack Obama.