Extensive history of manipulation in which Bank listings were forged and transmitted to the justice to believe that many politicians, including Nicolas Sarkozy, had secret accounts abroad... the Clearstream case is on appeal to the Palace of justice in Paris from 2 to 26 May (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays afternoon). In the first instance, the Correctional Court heavily condemned Jean-Louis Gergorin and Imad Lahoud, holding that the first was the brain of the case and the second the forger, and acquitted Dominique de Villepin, concluding that he was in good faith. But the Paris public prosecutor's Office, under the authority of the Ministry of Justice and therefore indirectly the Elysee, appealed, causing the new trial. If the hearings must still clarify many areas of shadow, they should win in serenity after the defection of Nicolas Sarkozy. Dominique de Villepin, who leaves the doubt on a possible candidature for the presidential election of 2012, played his political future. The verdict is expected on September 14.Clearstream: a trial for nothing 17/05/2011 Villepin embarks on umpteenth attempt rebound 17/05/2011 Clearstream trial that embarrassment, a year before the presidential 01/05/2011 the monitoring of the trial on the day the day judge Renaud Van Ruymbeke came to say to the Court of appeal that he believed in "good faith" of Jean-Louis Gergorin. Clearstream: Judge van Ruymbeke is counsel for Jean-Louis Gergorin 16/05/2011 the Court of appeal heard general Rondot, whose books are at the heart of the Clearstream procedure. Clearstream: Villepin support Sarkozy and Michèle Alliot-Marie 02/05/2011 Clearstream: Rondot continues to annoy the defence of Villepin 02/05/2011 Clearstream: Rondot, Villepin Gadfly 02/05/2011 Clearstream trial: General Rondot gives his version of the facts 02/05/2011 Clearstream trial: the General Rondot, the mezze and Villepin 02/05/2011 Anne-Gabrielle Heibronner and Imad Lahoud trial enters its second week. The tribunal stops on what is true in Dominique de Villepin his returns to the Court of appeal in the Clearstream case. The former Prime Minister knew that the listings were false This day also saw the testimony of Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner. A parenthesis in this abracadrabrantesque trial. Trial on appeal has nothing to do with the trial at first instance. Now Sarkozy's more central character and the case appears well morne. Clearstream trial: Villepin mauled by the Public Prosecutor 02/05/2011 Clearstream: the truth of the wife of Imad Lahoud 02/05/2011 Sarkozy, the double absent from trial Clearstream 02/05/2011 the Court continues hearings on the enigmatic meeting of 9 January 2004. Clearstream trial: Villepin and three monkeys 02/05/2011 on the second day of the trial, the President of the Court announced that it has finally received the letter from the wife of Imad Lahoud, where it discredits the speech of Dominique de Villepin. Jean-Louis Gergorin and Imad Lahoud sink in their lies and spread their obsessions. Dominique de Villepin reiterated that he has not cited listings Clearstream with President Jacques Chirac. Clearstream trial: Villepin begins to explain 02/05/2011 Clearstream: Villepin, Gergorin "derailments" and contradictions of Lahud Chair 02/05/2011 Clearstream trial: where the letter arrives 02/05/2011 the first day of the hearing allowed each of the accused, including Dominique de Villepin, to show his axis of defence to attempt to correct the impressions of trial. Clearstream trial: Lahoud load Villepin 03/05/2011 areas of shadow to clarify Jean-Louis Gergorin, former Vice-President of EADS, argues that it would not have had the idea to go see the judge if the Minister it is had not committed, is recommending President Jacques Chirac. General Rondot, who made that record the statements of Jean-Louis Gergorin, confirms that he he has spoken. Dominique de Villepin refutes. Imad Lahoud there lies the problem. If the hearing has difficulty former Prime Minister on several aspects, it shows nothing that he knew that the listings were false. For the Prosecutor's Office, Dominique de Villepin was aware of this falsification "at least" between July and October 2004. The Crown criticisms to be complicit "by forbearance." The Court held that the evidence does in "not reported". The chronology of the case Florian Bourges presents to the mathematician Imad Lahoud of the client files in the Luxembourg clearing house Clearstream, that it has audited for Arthur Andersen. Imad Lahoud shall to Jean-Louis Gergorin, then Vice-President of EADS. Jean-Louis Gergorin Gergorin transmits to the General Philippe Rondot these lists of accounts which have meanwhile been trafficked. Some of the names of customers have been added, including officials of the defence. General Rondot is responsible for investigating on behalf of the Ministry of defence. Meeting between Dominique de Villepin, Jean-Louis Gergorin and General Philippe Rondot to the Quai d'Orsay on the existence of illegal accounts supposed to have been opened in Clearstream. According to Gergorin and Rondot, the name of Nicolas Sarkozy is mentioned. The military says that Villepin was assigned a mission of verification of these listings, relying on President Jacques Chirac. Gergorin sends listings in four successive anonymous email, judge Renaud van Ruymbeke then investigating the record of the frigates to Taiwan. The name of Nicolas Sarkozy is the patronymic form Stéphane Bocsa and Paul de Nagy. Unaware that the listings are tampered with, the judge van Ruymbeke place in custody Philippe Delmas, one of the leaders of Airbus, whose name appears on the files. Opening of a statement for "calumnious denunciation" following a complaint by Philippe Delmas. The Minister of the Interior, Nicolas Sarkozy, is civil. The police searched the home of General Rondot and put hand over his notes. Gergorin recognizes sending anonymous letters. He is indicted, like Imad Lahoud, a week later. Gergorin said Lahoud gave him the listings. Jacques Chirac refused to be heard on "made or known facts during his tenure" and "categorically denies having requested any investigation" to General Rondot. Rondot computer expertise means Villepin as having had the idea of the secret meeting Gergorin-Van Ruymbeke of 2004. Villepin is indicted. At the end of the trial, the Prosecutor considers that there is no evidence against Villepin and the Prosecutor of Paris, Jean-Claude Marin, requires additional information. Dominique de Villepin the Prosecutor's Office requires the removal of Villepin in corrections. The judges will return before the tribunal de Villepin, Gergorin, Lahoud and Bourges and journalist Denis Robert. Trial before the correctional tribunal of Paris. The Marin Attorney requires 18 months suspended prison sentence and 45,000 euros fine against Villepin complicity of calumnious denunciation. Villepin is relaxed, like Denis Robert. Bourges was sentenced to four months in jail with stay, Lahoud and Gergorin to respectively 18 and 15 months farm, as well as a fine of 40,000 euros. They immediately appeal. Nicolas Sarkozy announced that he would not appeal. The Marin Attorney appealed the release of Villepin.