Ex-mayor fac­ing trial found dead

Los Angeles Times - - THE WORLD -

A for­mer mayor of Tours has been found dead in a sus­pected sui­cide as he was to go on trial over al­leged kick­backs in­volv­ing Chi­nese group wed­dings in the Loire Val­ley city.

Of­fi­cials say Jean Ger­main, a So­cial­ist se­na­tor, was found dead af­ter fail­ing to turn up for the start of the trial.

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