French minister quits over tax row
on 19/03/2013 19:05:05
Jerome Cahuzac asked to be removed from his post, and the president accepted.
Earlier today, Paris prosecutors launched a judicial probe into a case of alleged laundering of money gained through tax fraud centring on Mr Cahuzac - though investigators haven't turned up enough evidence to charge him by name.
The minister has long been a vocal crusader against use of overseas tax havens.