Some profit from wives despite French polygamy ban

Experts say polygamy in France can also be linked to fraud, where husbands hijack a generous social welfare system to line their pockets with state funds from each of their wives: “”I’d go so far as to say that polygamists here (in France) are breeding for cash” says Jean-Marie Ballo, founder of an association that helps women escape from polygamous situations, Nouveaux Pas, or New Steps.