Judicial investigation takes over Fillon 'fake jobs' case


Conservative presidential candidate François Fillon's campaign has met with a further setback after the Paris prosecutor's office decided on Friday to hand its preliminary investigation into his suspected misuse of public funds by employing his wife and children as parliamentary aides, for work allegedly never carried out, to a powerful judicial investigation. 

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French prosecutors on Friday appointed a magistrate to investigate allegations concerning presidential candidate Francois Fillonand his wife, over charges that his wife got large sums of money for work she may not have done, reports The Times of India.