French Conservatives Voice Support of Swiss Immigration Referendum

In a recent discussion on immigration reform, right-wing French politicians are giving a nod in the direction of Switzerland.  On Sunday, Feb. 9, a narrow majority of 50.3% in Switzerland approved an immigration referendum placing strict quotas on immigration from European Union (EU) countries, of which Switzerland is not a member. The decision, which was […]

Whistleblower Condamin-Gerbier Admits to Lying About Tax Evasion List

In June, ex-banker Pierre Condamin-Gerbier, a key figure in the ongoing Cahuzac affair, shocked France when he announced before a Senate hearing that he had a list of 15 prominent French politicians—including, he claimed, a cabinet minister—with money secretly stashed away in Swiss bank accounts. The list’s biggest secret? It never existed. Condamin-Gerbier’s Swiss court-appointed […]

Who Knew? – More People Found to be in the Know about Cahuzac’s Foreign Bank Accounts

Philippe Pénique, a former lawyer, assured the press on April 4, 2013 that he had absolutely no knowledge that Cahuzac opened an account at UBS in 1992. Pénique, who actually opened the account for Cahuzac and is close to the President of the National Front (a nationalistic political party), now finds himself in the heart […]

Honorable or Guilty? – Jérôme Cahuzac Quits Office

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, Jérôme Cahuzac, the French Minister of the Budget, who has previously been accused of holding illegal bank accounts in Switzerland, quit. His departure from the government came at a chaotic time and has left officials scrambling. The French government had just begun meeting with other ministers to determine what cuts […]

Jérôme Cahuzac and the Swiss Bank Account Scandal

Since December 4, 2012, the website Mediapart has released vast amounts of information regarding Jérôme Cahuzac, the French Minister of the Budget. Most notably, the site claimed that Cahuzac possessed a secret bank account in Switzerland through UBS. François Bonnet, the editor-in-chief at Mediapart stated that the account was created during Cahuzac’s stay in Geneva […]