Jobs fictitious: the ex-French prime minister François Fillon sentenced to five years in prison

Emplois fictifs: l’ex-premier ministre français François Fillon condamné à cinq ans de prison

PARIS | The former French prime minister François Fillon was sentenced Monday to five years in prison, including two years in prison, in a case of ‘ghost’ employees who had derailed his presidential campaign in 2017.

The correctional court of Paris, which did not issue a warrant of committal, attached to this conviction of a fine of 375 000 eur (578 000$ CA) and a penalty of ineligibility of 10 years.

His wife Penelope has been sentenced to three years suspended prison sentence, to 375 000 euros fine and two years of ineligibility.

The husband Fillon, and their co-defendant Marc Joulaud, the former deputy François Fillon in the department of la Sarthe, were also ordered to repay more than a million euros to the national Assembly.

The husband Fillon indicated that they did appeal the conviction.

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