Wife of disgraced French budget minister investigated for tax fraud

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Patricia Cahuzac, wife of former minister Jérôme Cahuzac, who earlier this year confessed to having an undeclared Swiss bank account, has been placed under formal investigation for alleged tax fraud and laundering the proceeds of tax fraud. The move is part of the wider investigation into her husband's hidden account. Michel Deléan reports.

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The wife of former budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac, who earlier this year sparked a political storm when he admitted having an undeclared Swiss bank account, is herself being investigation for alleged tax fraud, according to information received by Mediapart. Patricia Cahuzac, 57, who is currently undergoing a divorce from her husband, was placed under formal investigation – one step short of charges - on August 29th for alleged “tax fraud” and “laundering of tax fraud”.