Ex-French minister in court for tax fraud, money laundering

February 8, 2016 9:45 AM

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PARIS – A former French budget minister will appear in court on charges of tax fraud and money laundering that forced him to dramatically resign three years ago in the first political scandal under President Francois Hollande.

The trial of Jerome Cahuzac, once a champion in the fight against tax evasion, starts Monday afternoon in the main hearing room of the Paris criminal court in the presence of dozens of journalists and a large audience.

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