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Court upholds 'fake job' convictions of ex-French PM and British wife

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Former French conservative prime minister François Fillon and his British wife Penelope, who in 2020 were handed five and three years in jail respectively for embezzling public funds in a fake jobs scam in parliament, were on Monday given shorter prison terms by a Paris appeals court.  

Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy loses latest court appeal

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Former president had appealed against decision to send him to trial over charges of illegal campaign financing, in so-called 'Bygmalion affair'.