"With sadness and dismay, I learn the truth. This truth is cruel: Jerome Cahuzac lied," Ayrault said. "He acknowledged holding an undeclared bank account abroad. He has just made these facts public â¿¿ these facts are serious ... Now, Jerome Cahuzac is alone in the face of his responsibilities. He must now answer to the justice system."When the scandal first broke, Cahuzac said solemnly in the National Assembly: "I never had a foreign account, not now, not before. I deny these accusations." But in the blog posting Tuesday, a far less combative Cahuzac wrote: "I was caught in a spiral of lie and I lost my way. I am devastated with remorse."
French Ex-minister Admits Lying About Bank Account
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