Jérôme Cahuzac http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24412/all en French minister says tax probe will prove his innocence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/french-minister-says-tax-probe-will-prove-his-innocence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>PARIS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - French Budget Minister Jerome<br /> Cahuzac said on Tuesday he was confident that a preliminary<br /> investigation set to be opened over allegations he had a secret<br /> bank account in Switzerland would clear him.</p> <p>"Jerome Cahuzac welcomes the Paris prosecutor's decision,"<br /> his office said in a statement after news that an inquiry would<br /> be opened. "This step will, as he has always said, show his<br /> complete innocence from the absurd allegations that he has been<br /> subjected to."</p> <p> </p> Jérôme Cahuzac Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:15:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731680 at http://www.globalpost.com French budget minister in tax fraud probe resigns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/french-minister-faces-formal-tax-fraud-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS (Reuters) - French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac has resigned from his post after being targeted in a tax fraud inquiry, the president's office said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The announcement - a major embarrassment for President Francois Hollande's government - came hours after French prosecutors opened a formal investigation into allegations that the junior minister held a secret bank account in Switzerland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/french-minister-faces-formal-tax-fraud-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of Switzerland Investment Jérôme Cahuzac Social Issues Tax evasion Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:46:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5787924 at http://www.globalpost.com French budget minister resigns - president's office http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/french-budget-minister-resigns-presidents-office <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS (Reuters) - French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac, targeted in a tax fraud inquiry, has resigned from his post and will be replaced by Europe Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, the president's office said on Tuesday.</p> <p>French prosecutors earlier opened a formal investigation into allegations that Cahuzac held a secret bank account in Switzerland.</p> <p>(Reporting By Nicholas Vinocur; editing by Mark John)</p> Jérôme Cahuzac Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:45:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5788048 at http://www.globalpost.com French ex-minister charged in tax fraud probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/french-ex-minister-charged-tax-fraud-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac has been charged in a tax fraud probe, his lawyer said Tuesday, as he admitted having had a foreign bank account for around 20 years.</p> <p>Cahuzac, who resigned last month but had until now refuted allegations he had an undeclared account in Switzerland, said in a statement he was "devastated by guilt".</p> <p>ef/mm/mbx/mfp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Jérôme Cahuzac AFP Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:47:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5799547 at http://www.globalpost.com French ex-minister charged in tax fraud probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/french-ex-minister-charged-tax-fraud-probe-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac was charged Tuesday in a tax fraud probe, his lawyer said, as he admitted having had a foreign bank account for around 20 years.</p> <p>Cahuzac, who resigned last month but had until now refuted allegations he had undeclared foreign accounts, said in a statement he was "devastated by guilt".</p> <p>His lawyer, Jean Veil, said he had been charged with "laundering the proceeds of tax fraud".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/french-ex-minister-charged-tax-fraud-probe-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cahuzac Jérôme Cahuzac Technology AFP Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:18:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5799582 at http://www.globalpost.com French ex-minister confirms undisclosed bank account http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/french-ex-minister-confirms-undisclosed-bank-account <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS (Reuters) - Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac acknowledged on Tuesday he had held an undisclosed foreign bank account and was placed under formal investigation for allegedly laundering proceeds of tax fraud.</p> <p>Cahuzac's confirmation that he had around 600,000 euros in a foreign account was a reversal of his past denials that he held a secret Swiss account and dealt a blow to President Francois Hollande, who had promised an irreproachable team of ministers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/french-ex-minister-confirms-undisclosed-bank-account" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cahuzac Jérôme Cahuzac Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:00:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5799615 at http://www.globalpost.com Blow for Hollande as ex-minister charged in tax fraud probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/blow-hollande-ex-minister-charged-tax-fraud-probe-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France's ex-budget minister Jerome Cahuzac was charged Tuesday in a tax fraud probe after he admitted having a foreign bank account, dealing a fresh blow to President Francois Hollande's embattled government.</p> <p>Critics were quick to pounce on the scandal, demanding to know if Hollande or other top officials were aware of the account held by the minister once responsible for cracking down on tax evasion.</p> <p>In a contrite statement on his website, Cahuzac admitted to having had the foreign account for around 20 years and said he was "devastated by guilt".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/blow-hollande-ex-minister-charged-tax-fraud-probe-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Francois Hollande François Hollande Investment Jérôme Cahuzac Jerome Cahuzac Technology AFP Tue, 02 Apr 2013 23:00:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5799840 at http://www.globalpost.com France's Hollande under fire in ex-minister tax scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/frances-hollande-under-fire-ex-minister-tax-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French President Francois Hollande was forced to defend himself Wednesday as critics questioned how much he knew about a secret foreign bank account that belonged to an ex-minister facing tax fraud charges.</p> <p>Jerome Cahuzac -- the minister responsible for cracking down on tax evasion until he resigned two weeks ago -- was charged on Tuesday with "laundering the proceeds of tax fraud" after he admitted to having a foreign bank account containing some 600,000 euros ($770,000), following weeks of denials.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/frances-hollande-under-fire-ex-minister-tax-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Francois Hollande François Hollande Jérôme Cahuzac Politics of France Technology AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:45:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800439 at http://www.globalpost.com Majority of French favour reshuffle after tax scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/majority-french-favour-reshuffle-after-tax-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nearly two-thirds of French people are in favour of a government reshuffle following a tax fraud scandal that has rocked the administration of President Francois Hollande, a survey showed Sunday.</p> <p>Critics have rounded on Hollande -- already in the doldrums in opinion polls -- over the scandal in which ex-budget minister Jerome Cahuzac faces charges of tax fraud after he admitted owning an undeclared foreign bank account containing some 600,000 euros ($770,000).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/majority-french-favour-reshuffle-after-tax-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> François Hollande Jérôme Cahuzac Politics Tax evasion AFP Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:15:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5804814 at http://www.globalpost.com French ex-minister tried to invest 15mn euros in Swiss fund http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/french-ex-minister-tried-invest-15mn-euros-swiss-fund <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Disgraced former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac tried to invest some 15 million euros ($19 million) in a Swiss fund in 2009, Swiss public television network RTS reported Sunday.</p> <p>"He is thought to have tried to invest this money in a financial management firm in Geneva, but the establishment is believed to have refused for fear of future complications, Jerome Cahuzac being a politically prominent figure," RTS said on its website, citing unidentified banking sources.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/french-ex-minister-tried-invest-15mn-euros-swiss-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Jérôme Cahuzac Privacy Technology AFP Sun, 07 Apr 2013 14:00:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5804873 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-French minister says 'lied to self' over Swiss bank account http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130416/ex-french-minister-says-lied-self-over-swiss-bank-account <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nicholas Vinocur</p> <p>PARIS (Reuters) - A former French minister who quit after admitting he had a secret foreign bank account appealed for forgiveness on Tuesday, saying on TV he had made a "crazy error", lied to himself for years and was unlikely to return to politics.</p> <p>Jerome Cahuzac resigned last month after coming under investigation for tax fraud, admitting, despite weeks of ardent denials, that he had lied to colleagues about having a Swiss bank account which held some 600,000 euros (512,456 pounds).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130416/ex-french-minister-says-lied-self-over-swiss-bank-account" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France French people Jérôme Cahuzac Jerome Cahuzac Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:32:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5817707 at http://www.globalpost.com French budget minister resigns from parliament http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/french-budget-minister-resigns-parliament <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France's disgraced former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac has resigned from parliament, officials close to the speaker of France's National Assembly Claude Bartolone told AFP Thursday.</p> <p>Cahuzac, who is facing charges of tax fraud, tendered his resignation to Bartolone after telling French television BFMTV on Tuesday that his "moral mistake" meant he would have to quit parliament, and potentially politics. </p> <p>The former minister, who fought against tax evasion during his tenure in charge of the budget, admitted having a secret foreign bank account following weeks of denials.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/french-budget-minister-resigns-parliament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Claude Bartolone Jérôme Cahuzac Social Issues Technology AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:45:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5819744 at http://www.globalpost.com French ex-minister faces grilling over tax fraud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/french-ex-minister-faces-grilling-over-tax-fraud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who resigned in disgrace over an undeclared foreign bank account, said Wednesday he had been made a "scapegoat," just hours before a grilling by a parliamentary probe committee.</p> <p>Cahuzac, whose tasks included battling tax fraud, initially denied allegations by French investigative news website Mediapart that he had funds in a Swiss bank account.</p> <p>But he did a U-turn when prosecutors opened an official probe into the undeclared overseas account said to contain around 600,000 euros ($770,000).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/french-ex-minister-faces-grilling-over-tax-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jérôme Cahuzac Social Issues Technology AFP Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:07:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5867886 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-banker hands in list of French 'big names' with Swiss accounts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130703/ex-banker-hands-list-french-big-names-swiss-accounts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A former official with Swiss bank Reyl et Cie who claimed he knew of 15 French politicians and "big names" with undeclared bank accounts in Switzerland said Wednesday he had submitted the list to investigators.</p> <p>Pierre Condamin-Gerbier was a witness before a parliamentary commission investigating former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who resigned in disgrace in March over an undeclared foreign bank account said to contain around 600,000 euros ($770,000). Cahuzac is now facing charges of tax fraud.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130703/ex-banker-hands-list-french-big-names-swiss-accounts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cahuzac Jérôme Cahuzac AFP Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:33:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5874569 at http://www.globalpost.com French ex-minister's wife held in tax fraud probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130704/french-ex-ministers-wife-held-tax-fraud-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French investigators have detained the estranged wife of ex-budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who resigned in March over undeclared bank accounts, for questioning in a tax fraud probe, a source close to the investigation said Thursday.</p> <p>Patricia Cahuzac was taken into custody on Wednesday and was to be questioned by anti-fraud police in the western Paris suburb of Nanterre, the source said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130704/french-ex-ministers-wife-held-tax-fraud-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cahuzac Economy of Switzerland Jérôme Cahuzac Social Issues Technology AFP Thu, 04 Jul 2013 13:05:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5875615 at http://www.globalpost.com