Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Is French Corruption Redundant?
Former French Prime Minister, Edith Cresson, has been charged with corruption during her time as Education Commissioner for the EU. According to this story on the BBC, Cresson is alleged to have personally benefited from EU contracts, including hiring her personal dentist as a scientific consultant and paying him hundreds of thousands of francs. She is also accused of producing forged documents to cover this up. This is the first time in the EU's history that a commissioner has been charged. How appropriate that it would happen to a French politician!
(courtesy InstaPundit)


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