The trial of the president of New Caledonia's Northern Province has again been deferred.
Paul Neaoutyine, who is the leader of the pro-independence Palika party, appeared in a Noumea court accused of misspending public funds.
The case has been put off until 26 September.
Mr Neaoutyine is alleged to have used his position to divert funds to various organisations including one in charge of transporting disabled children.
His defence lawyer has said there was no question of Mr Neaoutyine trying to enrich himself personally.
The case was deferred the first time because it was considered to be close to last November's referendum on independence from France.
Mr Neaoutyine has been pushing for New Caledonia to become an independent country, but in a partnership with France.