April 12, 2008 - Is released from a hospital, after a two day stay where he has a pace-maker installed.
June 10, 2008 - Announces the creation of a nonprofit organization, the Chirac Foundation, to promote sustainable development and dialogue among cultures.
October 30, 2009 - A French judge indicts Chirac on charges of embezzlement while he was mayor of Paris and orders the former president to stand trial.
November 5, 2009 - The first volume of Chirac's memoirs, "Memoires: Chaque Pas Doit Etre un But" (Each Step Should be a Goal), is published.
September 21, 2010 - It is announced that Chirac will stand trial for embezzlement in March 2011. The trial relates to allegations of embezzlement between 1992 and 1995 during his tenure as mayor of Paris.
November 8, 2010 - It is announced that Chirac will stand trial for a second corruption case. The trial relates to allegations dating back to between 1990 and 1994.
September 5, 2011 - Chirac's corruption trial begins. Chirac is excused from attending the trial, after medical records are submitted showing that he suffers from severe memory loss.
December 15, 2011 - Is found guilty on corruption charges and receives a two-year suspended sentence. The conviction is for breach of trust, misappropriation of public funds and illegal use of influence from 1990 through 1995.
November 13, 2012 - His autobiography, "My Life in Politics," is released.