Scandal Watch

Politicians need to keep their houses in order, as French finance chief Hervé Gaymard found last week. Gaymard — one of Jacques Chirac's rising stars, with a brief that included government cost cutting — resigned under pressure over his housing expenses. He claimed to be insufficiently wealthy to buy his own pad, but in fact holds a property portfolio that includes three apartments and two country houses. And he isn't the only minister in the hot seat these days. Here's a sample ...

WHO Hervé Gaymard, France's ex-Finance Minister

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