Police acting on a judge's instructions have searched the offices of the French Finance Minister, Thierry Breton. The investigation is reported to be linked to a probe into the accounts of French chemicals firm Rhodia, where Mr Breton was previously a board member. Mr Breton, appointed finance minister on 2 June, is on a visit to the US. The authorities are investigating claims of inaccurate accounting and insider trading at Rhodia between 1999 and 2002.
He might be corrupt - like his boss CHIRAC - who would have been indicted already except for the fact that he gets immunity as long as he is "le president.".
MAYBE WE SHOULD START A POOL: how many weeks will pass - after Chirac leaves office (in 2007) - before he is indicted?
AND/OR: Which corrupt African nation will give a self-exiled Chirac safe-haven when he flees France and several indictments?