Chirac was accused of using public money to create 28 phantom jobs for his conservative political party friends between 1992 and 1995 during a period of time when he was mayor of Paris. However, the Paris prosecutors' office said that they were unable to find any evidence to support the claims and therefore had ended their preliminary inquiry.
Lawyer Robert Bourgi, a long-time unofficial pointman between France's Elysee palace and regimes in former African colonies, in September made a raft of allegations claiming former African heads of state gave unaccountable bags of cash to fund presidential campaigns in France.
Bourgi claimed as much as 20 million dollars was given to Chirac and his then prime minister Dominique de Villepin, who is planning to run for president in next year's elections.
Bourgi also accused the former head of the far-right National Front party, Jean-Marie Le Pen of accepting cash for his 1988 presidential bid.
All three leaders have denied these claims and have said they will file defamation complaints against Bourgi.
Chirac has not been able to attend the trial that began in early September and ends on Friday after being judged too forgetful and unwell to answer questions. After a decade of legal argument, both sides now argue that he did not intend to commit any crime.
In court earlier this week, prosecutors gave a spirited two-and-a-half-hour defense of Chirac and nine co-defendants, repeating a request for dismissal first made in 2009 by the head prosecutor for Paris, who was appointed by Chirac.
"The elements aren't there to define intention, which is material for a legal infraction, that's why I am calling for the discharge of the 10 defendants," prosecutor Michel Maes told the court.
Chirac's case marked the first time since World War Two that a former French head of state has been tried in court on criminal charges. While the Chirac case is fading into history, corruption allegations continue to dog French politicians.
President Nicolas Sarkozy, who was a minister under Chirac, has also been accused of excessively cozy ties with the super-rich. He has denied allegations published in the daily Liberation that he was handed cash by L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt for his 2007 election campaign.
French anti-corruption group Anticor argued in the Chirac trial that the alleged phantom jobs were just a small example of a system of corruption involving hundreds of beneficiaries intended to boost Chirac's political power as mayor.
Anticor cited the example of a wife of an elected party official who was paid to provide "cultural advice" of which no trace remains and who never set foot in the town hall.