President of France since 1995ACCUSATION: Figures in at least four major corruption investigations, including allegation he used $300,000 in cash from unexplained sources to pay for private trips.STATUS: Immune from prosecution while in office. Running for reelection next year.HELMUT KOHL
German Chancellor, 1982-98ACCUSATION: Maintained secret campaign slush fund.STATUS: Admitted violation, agreed to pay $140,000 fine. Washed up politically.DOMINIQUE STRAUSS-KAHN
Former French Finance MinisterACCUSATION: Submitted phony bills for private legal work in mid-1990s.STATUS: Cleared of charges. Now seen as a contender for Prime Minister.WOLFGANG SCHAUBLE
Former chairman, German Christian Democratic UnionACCUSATION: Lied to parliamentary committee during campaign financing probe.STATUS: Investigation dropped for lack of proof. Could be a candidate for chancellor.