Breaking News: ‘Fake jobs’: French ex-PM François Fillon and wife jailed

the couple wearing masks in court. Pic Twitter

FRENCH ex-Prime Minister François Fillon and his Welsh wife Penelope have been jailed over a ‘fake jobs’ scandal.

Fillon got five years in jail with three of them suspended.

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She received a three-year suspended sentence.

They were both fined €375,000 (£343,000) each.

In 2017 when the scandal broke it destroyed the then Prime Minister’s attempt to become President, his wife had been hired to do a job which literally did not exist, and was paid a salary of €831,400.

She was also found guilty of conspiracy to embezzle and conceal public funds.


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