Former French premier Fillon to face trial over fake jobs

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Judges have said Fillon and his British wife Penelope  should face trial on charges including the misuse of public money and conspiracy.

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Former French prime minister François Fillon, whose 2017 bid for the presidency was torpedoed by a fake job scandal involving his wife, will face trial over the allegations, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday, reports FRANCE 24.

Investigating judges have recommended a trial for Fillon and his British wife Penelope on charges of misusing public money, conspiracy and failing to fully disclose their financial situation to a French watchdog.

Fillon was widely viewed as being on course to win the French presidency before the revelations were published by the investigative newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné in January 2017, shattering his credibility.

Read more of this AFP report published by FRANCE 24.

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