I always loathed the bloke. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Germany’s defense minister has resigned today over the scandal around his PhD. thesis. He plagiarized about a third of it, if he wrote it at all, that is. And, of course, he had to sign a statement, that he had in fact written the thesis by himself and made all sources available to the reader. This amounts to perjury, which is in Germany not a misdemeanor but a crime punishable by at least 1 year in jail (parole possible).
And another one bites the dust: French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie, resigned over trips she took to Tunisia which were funded by the Ben Ali entourage.
Well old (and newer) sins really have long shadows.
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