Formers French President Jacques Chirac is facing investigation for alleged public funds embezzlement in a case dading since he served as mayor of Paris, his lawyer Jean Veil has announced, quoted by Reuters.

Chirac, aged 74, is involved in a scandal involving jobs allegedly given by the Paris City Hall to supporters of the French right, to which Chirac belonged.

Chirac’s name was associated with several political-economic businesses conducted during his seat as Mayor of Paris.