A French minister who was supposed to be spearheading the attack on tax evasion turned out to be doing it himself! He's now involved in a tax evasion trial and (possibly successfully) trying to wriggle out of it.
Former French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac won support of judges on the country’s supreme court over his plea that his double-jeopardy claim deserves further examination, hurting the tax fraud case against him. Supreme court judges said Wednesday that France’s constitutional council should decide whether Cahuzac and his ex- wife can be tried over facts that have already led to a fine from national tax authorities. The double jeopardy claims forced Paris’ criminal court to postpone its trial in February.