After months of denials, former French budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac has made a startling confession that he did indeed have an undisclosed foreign bank account, as originally revealed by Mediapartfour months ago.
Cahuzac, 60, who resigned last month after a judicial investigation was launched into the affair, used his own blog to admit that he has held a foreign bank account “for some 20 years” and that it latterly contained 600,000 euros.
Following Mediapart's initial revelations about the account, Cahuzac filed a lawsuit against this website for deffamation. Addressing Members of Parliament (MPs) in parliament's lower house, the National Assembly, on December 5th 2012, one day after Mediapart revealed the existence of the account, Cahuzac declared: “I do not have, I have never had a foreign account, not now, not before.”
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