France, April 22 -- A Paris court is preparing to deliver its verdict on corruption charges against Pascaline Bongo, the daughter and chief of staff of Gabon's late president, Omar Bongo. She is accused of accepting millions of euros to help a French company secure contracts.

A verdict is expected on Monday in the trial of Pascaline Bongo- eldest daughter of Omar Bongo and sister of Ali Bongo, who replaced his father as head of state until he was ousted in a coup last year.

She is accused of helping French construction companyEgis Route secure public contractsin Gabon between 2010 and 2011, in exchange for the promise of an €8 million payout.

The prosecution has called for Bongo to be sentenced to three years in prison, with two ...