French fiscal authorities query budget minister's tax returns

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French budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac is being investigated by the tax authorities over suspected irregularities in his tax statements, notably undeclared and under-declared assets, Mediapart can reveal with the publication here of a confidential document listing their queries. The tax inspectors’ enquiry is being led in parallel to a separate preliminary judicial investigation, launched last month, into Cahuzac's suspected 'laundering of the proceeds of tax fraud' relating to evidence that he held a secret Swiss bank account before entering government. Fabrice Arfi reports.

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French budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac is being investigated by the tax authorities for suspected irregularities in his tax statements, notably undeclared and under-declared assets, Mediapart can reveal.