Jean Germain


Age: 67

Summary: mayor of Tours, France from 1995 to 2014 who was due to go on trial over suspected kickbacks involving Chinese group weddings in the picturesque Loire Valley city after a defense lawyer said a half-dozen people were on trial over alleged kickbacks linked to 750,000 euros (U.S. $815,000) that the city spent from 2009 to 2001 to lure Asian visitors (some of the weddings were presided over by Germain while he was mayor).

Cause of Death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound

Born: September 11, 1947

Died: April 7, 2015

Tours, France