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French government accuses Gerard Depardieu of attempted tax evasion

Photo: Reuters

Photo: Reuters

French actor Gerard Depardieu enters his home in Paris yesterday as the French government accused him of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house in Nechin over the border in Belgium. He retorted he was leaving because “success” was now being punished in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country after tax increases by Socialist government.

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