François Fillon found guilty of embezzling public funds

Former French prime minister and wife Penelope given jail sentences over fake jobs scandalThe former French prime minister François Fillon and his Welsh wife, Penelope, were sentenced to jail on Monday for embezzling public funds as part of...

François Fillon found guilty of embezzling public funds

Former French prime minister and wife Penelope given jail sentences over fake jobs scandal

The former French prime minister François Fillon and his Welsh wife, Penelope, were sentenced to jail on Monday for embezzling public funds as part of a “fake jobs” scandal.

A court found the couple guilty of fraud after a trial heard he had paid her and two of the couple’s children about €1m for non-existent jobs as his parliamentary assistants.

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