Nearly four years after triggering the most sensational scandal of five years, former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac is judged from Monday for tax evasion, money laundering and for “minus” his statement heritage by entering the government in May 2012.
Slayer of tax evasion and holder of a hidden account abroad: former Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac appear in court Monday, nearly four years after triggering the most sensational scandal of five years.
This is the trial of lying, that of a man of many faces locked into its secrets: Cahuzac, the minister who was fighting for the recovery of the state, as “Birdie” had an account in Switzerland and did deliver cash in the street
Interrupted few months, the. hearing resumed in the afternoon. Before the Criminal Court of Paris, until September 15, Jérôme Cahuzac, 64, now gone from politics, is on trial for tax evasion, money laundering and for “minus” his declaration of assets by entering the Government in May 2012.
up to seven years in prison and one million euro fine
the resignation of the former Socialist rising star in March 2013 and in his confession April left rock the government, dented the “Republic exemplary” desired by Francois Hollande. Cahuzac said he was “devastated by remorse,” seeming barely carry the echo of the case in the political and legal world: the creation of a national financial floors, a High Authority for the transparency of life public until the publication of the declarations of interest to all parliamentarians.
are judged with his ex-wife Patricia Menard and their advisors, the Swiss banker François Reyl and former lawyer Philippe Houman. They face up to seven years in prison and one million euro fine. The discrete Geneva bank Reyl also appears as a moral person.
At the trial in February, “the Pinocchio of Bercy” ran as mere “retired” after suffering the jeers of onlookers came the deal with “liar”. A man “broken” for his family, but never far from denial, still explained in 2014 that “the mistake of his life” was to join the government.
In February, they try denounced a “double penalty”
Cahuzac tried to escape prosecution for tax evasion, denouncing a “double penalty” when they had already agreed to a tax adjustment increased by 2.3 million euros. The trial was interrupted, the time for the Constitutional Council to decide: in June, the “Wise Men” validaient accumulated criminal prosecution and administrative sanctions “in cases of the most serious fraud”
. the case began in December 2012, when the news website Mediapart reveals the existence of a hidden account, first in Switzerland and then in Singapore, Jerome Cahuzac. The following month, prosecutors opened an investigation.
This shows the mechanisms of tax evasion “stubborn,” “sophisticated” and “family.” Originally this company, Jérôme Cahuzac, training surgeon, dermatologist and his wife who held together a thriving clinic specializes in hair implants before separating.
A holiday in Mauritius or apartments in London
in the early 90s, the money flowing, between the regulations of the wealthy patients of the clinic and lucrative Jerome Cahuzac consultancy activities, after a stint in office the Health Minister Claude Evin, offers its expertise to pharmaceutical companies. The first account is opened by a “friend” in 1992 at UBS and one on behalf of Cahuzac himself the following year. In 1998, all assets are transferred at Reyl.
When Swiss banking secrecy begins to crack in 2009, 600,000 euros Jerome Cahuzac has hit the road of Singapore, making a detour by a company -Screen Panama and another in the Seychelles, a montage with the help of an intermediary based in Dubai.
Patricia Cahuzac she chose the Royal Bank of Scotland on the Isle of Man to file Cheque English patients, before opening his own account in Switzerland on blurred background with her husband. Even the accounts of the parent of the former minister will be used to “launder” the client checks the clinic. The money paid holiday in Mauritius or apartments children in London. Once the goods sold, repatriated assets and the divorce remains Cahuzac for the test of trial.Reproduction prohibited