Foreign News: The Lacaze Labyrinth

Not for 20 years had the French had so intriguing and labyrinthine a scandal as L'Affaire Lacaze (TIME, Feb. 2). At stake was whether handsome and politically influential Jean Lacaze, administrator of the vast Zellidja lead and zinc mines in Morocco, his entrancing sister, Domenica, and her great and good friend, Dr. Maurice Lacour, were involved in an unsuccessful plot to murder Domenica's adopted son.

Police were curious about the fact that several people closely connected with the Lacazes had died suddenly. Domenica's first husband, wealthy Art Collector Paul Guillaume, was first thought to...

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