François Fillon and wife convicted of embezzling public funds
Consequently on Monday, they were sentenced to jail as their crime was a part of the “fake job” scandal.
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.