France's Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac, reacts to journalists questions, as he leaves the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The Paris prosecutors office says it is opening a preliminary investigation into allegations that France's budget minister hid money from French tax authorities in offshore accounts. A statement Tuesday from the prosecutors office said it also intends to open a probe for defamation based on a complaint over the allegations filed by Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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France's Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac, reacts to journalists questions, as he leaves the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The Paris prosecutors office says it is opening a preliminary investigation into allegations that France's budget minister hid money from French tax authorities in offshore accounts. A statement Tuesday from the prosecutors office said it also intends to open a probe for defamation based on a complaint over the allegations filed by Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
France's Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac, reacts to journalists questions, as he leaves the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The Paris prosecutors office says it is opening a preliminary investigation into allegations that France's budget minister hid money from French tax authorities in offshore accounts. A statement Tuesday from the prosecutors office said it also intends to open a probe for defamation based on a complaint over the allegations filed by Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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