When Mediapart first broke the story about Jérôme Cahuzac and his secret Swiss bank account the budget minister immediately called in the public relations big guns to defend him. The spin doctor Stéphane Fouks and his team at Havas Worlwide/EuroRSCG prepared the minister's strategy. But has the recourse to crisis communications backfired, and is it now starting to work against Jérôme Cahuzac's interests?