Politics • European • France
2020-06-29T21:30:01+00:00

French ex-Prime Minister François Fillon found guilty of embezzling public funds

French ex-Prime Minister François Fillon found guilty of embezzling public funds
Former French prime minister François Fillon Credit: European People's Party (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

The former French prime minister François Fillon and his wife, Penelope Fillon, were sentenced to jail for embezzling public funds. The conservative politician was found guilty of paying his wife and two of the couple’s children €1.156 million for work they never did as parliamentary aides.

He was sentenced to five years in prison, three of them suspended, and to pay a €375,000 fine. She was given a three-year suspended term.

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