Gendarmes escort French former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac (C) as he leave the Paris courthouse following his tax fraud and money laundering trial's verdict on December 8, 2016. AFP / PHILIPPE LOPEZ
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A former French budget minister was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison in one of the biggest political scandals of President Francois Hollande's government.Cahuzac and ex-wife Patricia Menard have acknowledged owning illegal foreign bank accounts for two decades.They have already paid 2.3 million euros ($2.5 million) in back taxes to French authorities. As budget minister, Cahuzac hid his wealth at the same time as he was leading the government's fight against tax evasion.The hidden wealth of the couple was estimated at 3.5 million euros in 2013, when Cahuzac was forced to resign after only 10 months in office.
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