Fillon spokesman in tax fraud probe

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Conservative MP Thierry Solère, spokesman for his Les Républicains party's presidential candidate François Fillon - who himself is engulfed in a scandal over allegedly organising fake jobs for his family paid out of public funds - is under investigation for suspected income tax fraud, weekly Le Canard Enchaîné has disclosed, in a report expanding on Mediapart's initial revelations about the case last September.

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The scandal-hit campaign of French presidential candidate François Fillon has been hit by new allegations in the media, reports BBC News.