Fillon couple found guilty of fraud
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François Fillon trial: Former French PM found guilty over 'fake jobs'

A court has sentenced ex-French PM François Fillon to five years in jail, three of them suspended, for embezzling public funds in a scandal that ended his run in the 2017 presidential poll.

He was found guilty of paying his wife Penelope more than €830,000 (£760,000; $935,000) for work she never did as his parliamentary assistant.

She was given a three-year suspended term.

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  • 29 Jun 2020
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