French bank chief trial enters key week

The trial of Bank of France governor Jean-Claude Trichet on false accounting charges enters a key phase this week as state prosecutors prepare to make their closing statements, with Trichet's job as next president of the European Central Bank (ECB) hanging in the balance.

Trichet, who stands accused of overlooking falsified financial reports concerning Credit Lyonnais in the early 1990s as the then state-owned bank plunged towards near-collapse, last week denied he had done anything wrong.


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