Jérôme Cahuzac caught on tape discussing his Swiss bank account

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05.12.2012

In response to Jérôme Cahuzac’s repeated and vehement denials of Mediapart’s disclosure of his possession of a secret Swiss bank account, it published an audio recording made in 2000 in which he can be heard discussing the account with his wealth and investment manager, Hervé Dreyfus. “What bothers me is that I still have an account open with UBS”, Cahuzac can be heard saying. Throughout the conversation, Cahuzac appears to be notably troubled by the idea that he would have to make a visit in person to Switzerland in order to remove his name from the UBS account list. ’’My signature is needed […] It’s a real pisser. It needs going there. Me, I can’t go there, I don’t see what can be done.” He then adds: “It pisses me off to have an account open there. UBS is not necessarily the most hidden of banks.”

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