Helmut Kohl,

former German chancellor, resigned in Jan. as honorary chairman of Germany's Christian Democrat Party after admitting to having accepted more than $1 million in secret payments during the 1990s. He refused to reveal the source of the funds, but he did say that the money was used for the party and was not payment for favors. The party chairman, Wolfgang Schäuble, also admitted to receiving $52,000 from an arms broker.