Ex-minister Cahuzac gets two years for tax fraud - but escapes jail

Judges cut Jérôme Cahuzac's sentence from three years to two, and such jail time is usually reduced in France to community service.

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A French appeals court on Tuesday upheld a tax fraud conviction against former budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac, whose hidden overseas accounts became one of the most embarrassing episodes of François Hollande's Socialist presidency.