French budget minister files defamation suit against Mediapart


French budget minister Jérôme Cahuzachas announced he is to sue Mediapart over its report that he held a secret Swiss bank account until 2010.

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French budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac is filing a legal complaint against a website that claims he has hidden money from French tax authorities in offshore accounts — while he has been leading the country's campaign against tax evaders, reports The Associated Press.