Top ten: Outrageous French political scandals
Dan MacGuill · 5 Apr 2013, 17:35
Published: 05 Apr 2013 17:35 GMT+02:00
- Meet the scourge of France's political crooks (05 Apr 13)
- Ex-minister Cahuzac becomes political pariah (03 Apr 13)
- Former budget minister charged after confession (02 Apr 13)
Earlier this week, France witnessed one of the most spectacular political scandals in recent memory, when former budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac was charged with laundering the proceeds of tax evasion, after admitting he had held a foreign bank account for 20 years.
French public life, however, has a rich history when it comes to corruption, hypocrisy, greed and lust.
Whether it's a one-armed politician with a thing for teenage ballet-dancers, or an unusually generous African dictator, The Local has gone through the archives to find you ten of the most salacious and serious episodes in French history.