Jean-Jacques Bourdin: this lie of a political guest who "destabilized" him: Femme Actuelle The MAG

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A lie he will not soon forget. Monday July 13, 2020, the LCP channel broadcast a new issue of the program Political interview: history and instructions. The opportunity for viewers to (re) discover the financial scandals that marked French political life. Minister Delegate for the Budget, under the presidency of François Hollande, Jérôme Cahuzac has left his post after accusations of tax fraud. Allegations that he has always denied, as during his interview with Jean-Jacques Bourdin in the morning of RMC, Friday February 8, 2013.

The lie of Jérôme Cahuzac

That day, Jean-Jacques Bourdin did not hesitate to ask Jérôme Cahuzac whether or not he had cheated on the tax authorities. "Eye to eye, do you have an account in Switzerland"asked the journalist to the politician, who then displayed a broad smile."I do not have and have never had an account in Switzerland", he replied."At no moment ?", insisted the presenter of Bourdin Direct. "At no time and the response given to the French authorities by Switzerland will, I hope, do away with this filth.", retorted the former member of the government.

Seven years later, Jean-Jacques Bourdin remembers this interview as if it had taken place yesterday. "There was no trick question. It was yes or no, it was he was lying or he was not lying. And he liedsaid the radio man on LCP. I was, after the interview, a little unsettled because I thought to myself: “He's telling the truth, it can't be. He can't, like that, in front of millions of people, he can't … ". In 2018, Jérôme Chuzac was sentenced on appeal for tax fraud and laundering of tax fraud. He was sentenced to two years in prison and two years suspended, five years ineligibility and a € 300,000 fine.

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