François Fillon: former French prime minister sentenced to five years in prison

François Fillon: former French prime minister sentenced to five years in prison

The verdict concluded that Fillon paid his wife and children and Joe Lauder hundreds of thousands of euros from public pay slips with little or no work.

Fillon was sentenced to five years in prison, three of whom were suspended, and fined 375,000 euros ($423,000) and a 10-year campaign ban.

His wife Penelope was sentenced to three years’ probation and fined 375,000 euros.

Fillons and his co-defendants were also ordered to repay over 1 million euros (1.13 million US dollars) to the French National Assembly.

Antonin Lévy, an attorney for Fillon, said: “This decision is unfair and we will appeal.” Broadcasting. “There will be a new trial. In the past few days, we have begun to understand the absurd conditions for launching this investigation.”

Scandal appears

Fillon served as President Nicolas Sarkozy from 2007 to 2012 as Prime Minister.

His question started French satirical newspaper in 2017 Le Canard Enchainé The published report said that his wife and two adult children had earned nearly 1 million euros as so-called fake job parliamentary assistants.

He rejected the request at the time, saying that his wife had been an agent for 15 years and held various positions, including managing schedules and representing him in cultural events. He also said that his daughter and son had worked in similar positions for 15 months and 6 months respectively, and he said it was not illegal but “judged wrongly”.

Scandal His campaign derailed He took the post of French President in 2017 and let Emmanuel Macron win.

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