Former French prime minister Francois Fillon. Photo: AFP Former French prime minister Francois Fillon. Photo: AFP
Former French prime minister Francois Fillon. Photo: AFP

Former French PM Francois Fillon guilty of embezzling public funds in fake jobs scandal

  • Fillon was sentenced to five years in prison, three of which were suspended, and a €375,000 fine. His wife, Penelope, was also found guilty as an accomplice
  • The scandal broke in the French media just three months before the country’s 2017 presidential election, when Fillon was the front runner in the race

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Former French prime minister Francois Fillon. Photo: AFP Former French prime minister Francois Fillon. Photo: AFP
Former French prime minister Francois Fillon. Photo: AFP
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