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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:48 AM

French former prime minister, wife found guilty of fraud (LINK FIXED)

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Source: AP

By SYLVIE CORBET and NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNY

PARIS (AP) — Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon was found guilty Monday in a fraud case of having used public funds to pay his wife and children more than 1 million euros ($1.13 million) since 1998 for work they never performed.

The couple’s lawyers immediately appealed Monday’s verdict from the Paris court.

Fillon, 66, was sentenced to five years in prison, three of which were suspended, and a 375,000-euro (more than $423,000) fine. He is also banned from seeking elected office for 10 years. He remains free pending appeal.

His 64-year-old wife, Penelope Fillon, was found guilty as an accomplice. She was given a three-year suspended sentence and fined the same amount.



FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, France's former Prime Minister Francois Fillon, left, and his wife Penelope, arrive at the Paris courthouse, in Paris. A Paris court is set to render or postpone a verdict on the case of former Prime Minister Francois Fillon, who faced a trial on fraud charges after he used public funds to pay his wife and children for work they allegedly never performed. Fillon and his wife have denied any wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)


Read more: https://apnews.com/11947f868501d391adcf8e5e08646287



Updates and link fixed I think.

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Omaha Steve Monday OP
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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:55 AM

1. We should have Trump tried in France.....

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:23 AM

2. Pretty stiff sentence.

Apparently this was standard practice until the last presidential election when suddenly it wasn't. Exit Fillon from that race, enter Macron. Probably just as well as Fillon is a conservative and the socialist guy wasn't getting anywhere.

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 09:42 AM

3. Fillon the felon... glad to see they've been prosecuted for their crimes.

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:56 AM

4. Rec, though your 'read more' is not a true link

just a long number - the end of the AP article URL, I guess.

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:28 AM

6. Fixed it

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