Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been ordered to stand trial for corruption and abuse of power.
He has faced multiple corruption investigations since leaving office six years ago and just last week, he was handed preliminary charges for taking millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from ex-Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
A court on Thursday sent Sarkozy to trial for a separate case, in which he is accused of colluding with a judge, while serving as president, to find out how far magistrates had got into another fraud investigation against him.
Sarkozy and his lawyer allegedly promised the judge a lucrative position in Monaco in return for the information.
The judge and the lawyer have also been ordered to stand trial.
All three deny any wrongdoing and Sarkozy's team says he will appeal the court decision.