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News Summary: Offshore account snarls taxman

The Associated Press

NOT AS I DO: The man leading France's battle against fiscal fraud is now one of those being investigated.

GREENER GRASS: Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac has spent months singling out corporate tax dodgers, citizens who live abroad to avoid taxes and those who stash money in overseas accounts. Now, allegations that Cahuzac transferred money from a Swiss account into one in Singapore has prosecutors interested.

OPEN BOOK: Cahuzac says he welcomes a preliminary investigation from prosecutors. He has also filed a defamation complaint against the online site Mediapart, which made the allegations.