Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Switzerland in eye of Bettencourt-Woerth storm that's making Sarkozy tremble...

Secret Swiss bank accounts have been at the centre of a high-society political drama that has gripped France over the past few weeks.

French Labour Minister Eric Woerth, who has led a high-profile clampdown on tax evasion against Switzerland, has been linked to the bitter inheritance suit involving L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, who is suspected of tax dodging.

The affair began when Fran├žoise Bettencourt-Meyer, the estranged only daughter of 87-year-old Liliane, filed a complaint against celebrity photographer Francois-Marie Banier for “abuse of frailty” of her mother. More...

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