French ex-PM Francois Fillon and British wife handed prison sentences over fake jobs fraud

French ex-PM Francois Fillon and British wife handed prison sentences over fake jobs fraud

Former French premier François Fillon and his British-born wife Penelope were found guilty by a Paris court Monday on charges he orchestrated a fake job as parliamentary assistant for her.

Macron seeks review of fraud case against ex-rival Fillon

Macron seeks review of fraud case against ex-rival Fillon

Fillon ridiculed for saying he can’t save money (despite being on €13,000 a month)

Fillon ridiculed for saying he can’t save money (despite being on €13,000 a month)

Suit alors! Fillon to be probed by police over clothing gifts worth €48K

Suit alors! Fillon to be probed by police over clothing gifts worth €48K

François Fillon charged with several offences linked to ‘fake jobs’ scandal

François Fillon charged with several offences linked to ‘fake jobs’ scandal

France’s Fillon faces queries over cash for bespoke suits

France’s Fillon faces queries over cash for bespoke suits

French tycoon ‘gave Fillon undeclared €50,000 loan’

French tycoon ‘gave Fillon undeclared €50,000 loan’

Fillon’s wife breaks silence over ‘fake jobs’ scandal

Fillon’s wife breaks silence over ‘fake jobs’ scandal

Fillon to talk politics as his party supporters fade away

Fillon to talk politics as his party supporters fade away

Fillon’s big gamble looks like political suicide as Juppé waits in the wings

Fillon’s big gamble looks like political suicide as Juppé waits in the wings

Fillon is down but he’s far from out, this is France remember

Fillon is down but he’s far from out, this is France remember

The Fillon Fight: A timeline of the extraordinary fake jobs scandal

The Fillon Fight: A timeline of the extraordinary fake jobs scandal

‘I will not give in’: Angry Fillon to face charges but won’t quit French presidential race

‘I will not give in’: Angry Fillon to face charges but won’t quit French presidential race

France in suspense after Fillon cancels key campaign event at last minute

France in suspense after Fillon cancels key campaign event at last minute

Magistrates to probe François Fillon over ‘fake jobs’ in latest French election twist

Magistrates to probe François Fillon over ‘fake jobs’ in latest French election twist

France’s Fillon vows to run even if charged over ‘fake jobs’ row

France’s Fillon vows to run even if charged over ‘fake jobs’ row

Fillon’s troubles deepen as prosecutor says ‘fake job’ probe won’t be dropped

Fillon’s troubles deepen as prosecutor says ‘fake job’ probe won’t be dropped

François Fillon in free fall as party rebels turn the screw

François Fillon in free fall as party rebels turn the screw

Fillon and British journalist in Twitter spat over Penelopegate quotes

Fillon and British journalist in Twitter spat over Penelopegate quotes

Is François Fillon about to face his moment of truth (and offer some payback)?

Is François Fillon about to face his moment of truth (and offer some payback)?

France’s far-right ups attacks on scandal-hit Fillon

France’s far-right ups attacks on scandal-hit Fillon

What happens to the French election race if François Fillon falls?

What happens to the French election race if François Fillon falls?

Defiant Fillon fights to save wobbling presidential bid as pressure mounts

Defiant Fillon fights to save wobbling presidential bid as pressure mounts

Fillon and ‘Miss Moneypenny’ fight new claims as French right mulls Plan B

Fillon and ‘Miss Moneypenny’ fight new claims as French right mulls Plan B

Penelope-Gate: New revelations claim François Fillon got his wife and kids jobs that paid €1 million

Penelope-Gate: New revelations claim François Fillon got his wife and kids jobs that paid €1 million

Fillon and British wife Penelope grilled by police over fake job claims

Fillon and British wife Penelope grilled by police over fake job claims

France’s scandal-hit Fillon hits back with defiant speech

France’s scandal-hit Fillon hits back with defiant speech

France’s Fillon vows fight ‘to the end’ over wife job scandal

France’s Fillon vows fight ‘to the end’ over wife job scandal

French police raid magazine in Fillon ‘fake job’ probe

French police raid magazine in Fillon ‘fake job’ probe

The 10 dream jobs in France for foreigners

The 10 dream jobs in France for foreigners

France opens probe into claim Fillon paid British wife €500k for ‘fake job’

France opens probe into claim Fillon paid British wife €500k for ‘fake job’

Likely next French president pays wife €500k: So what? This is France

Likely next French president pays wife €500k: So what? This is France

‘Penelope Gate’: French Twittersphere explodes into mockery and anger

‘Penelope Gate’: French Twittersphere explodes into mockery and anger

Fillon to keep pushing Christian faith as election looms

Fillon to keep pushing Christian faith as election looms

Does France really need some Thatcherism à la Fillon?

Does France really need some Thatcherism à la Fillon?

Take a closer look at François Fillon’s manor in rural France

Take a closer look at François Fillon’s manor in rural France

Is he certain to win? Three questions after Fillon’s victory

Is he certain to win? Three questions after Fillon’s victory

Victory for hardline Fillon is not all bad news for Le Pen

Victory for hardline Fillon is not all bad news for Le Pen

Rightwinger Fillon reaches for French presidential nod

Rightwinger Fillon reaches for French presidential nod

Fillon says the future of France is not multicultural

Fillon says the future of France is not multicultural

Presidential rivals battle for soul of French family

Presidential rivals battle for soul of French family

Fillon praised in Russia but mocked in Germany

Fillon praised in Russia but mocked in Germany

‘You can’t be minister if you’re pregnant’: Fillon told politician

‘You can’t be minister if you’re pregnant’: Fillon told politician

French rightwing presidential hopefuls spar on abortion

French rightwing presidential hopefuls spar on abortion

Fillon or Juppé: Who could block Le Pen from the Elysée?

Fillon or Juppé: Who could block Le Pen from the Elysée?

Who is Penelope Fillon, the Welsh woman who was at the centre of a political scandal in France?

Who is Penelope Fillon, the Welsh woman who was at the centre of a political scandal in France?

Nine things to know about Fillon – ‘The French Thatcher’

Nine things to know about Fillon – ‘The French Thatcher’

Surprise duo in France’s rightwing primary runoff

Surprise duo in France’s rightwing primary runoff

Sarkozy on edge as French right holds president primary

Sarkozy on edge as French right holds president primary

Three-way race in French right’s presidential primary

Three-way race in French right’s presidential primary

French opposition in chaos over Sarkozy ‘plot’

French opposition in chaos over Sarkozy ‘plot’

Six French guests set for Bilderberg meeting

Six French guests set for Bilderberg meeting

Fillon angers Sarkozy allies with 2017 pledge

Fillon angers Sarkozy allies with 2017 pledge

Copé and Fillon edge towards new election

Copé and Fillon edge towards new election

Sarkozy seeks new UMP vote to end impasse

Sarkozy seeks new UMP vote to end impasse

Copé and Fillon drop swords over election

Copé and Fillon drop swords over election

Fillon: I demand a recount

Fillon: I demand a recount

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Copé snatches control of UMP in photo-finish

UMP leader election descends into farce

UMP leader election descends into farce

Stalemate in UMP leader battle

Stalemate in UMP leader battle

Sarkozy holidays while allies rally for comeback

Sarkozy holidays while allies rally for comeback

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Politicians attack critic of Bastille Day parade

Russia hails Francois Fillon (as a worried Germany looks on)

Russia hails Francois Fillon (as a worried Germany looks on)

French-German relations ‘will get worse’: Ex-PM

French-German relations ‘will get worse’: Ex-PM