Fmr French Prime minister, François Fillon guilty of embezzlement

François Fillon and wife convicted of embezzling public funds

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François Fillon and wife convicted of embezzling public funds

Former French Prime minister, François Fillon and wife found guilty of embezzling public funds

François Fillon, the former French prime minister and his wife, Penelope, have been found guilty of embezzling public funds.

Consequently on Monday, they were sentenced to jail as their crime was a part of the “fake job” scandal.

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François Fillon was found guilty by a French court of charges of creating a fake job for his wife, using the money of tax payers.

His wife, Penelope, was also found guilty of being complicit in the case.

In addition, he was accused of convincing the millionaire owner of a literary magazine to pay his wife €135,000 for "consulting work." .

Mr. Fillon was sentenced to five years in prison, three of which were suspended, as well as a €375,000 fine.

Also, he was restricted from running for elected office for 10 years.

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