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Francois Fillon faces corruption charges over 'Penelopegate'

Former French prime minister and presidential candidate is facing trial for paying his wife a million euros from public funds.

24 Feb 2020
 
 

The trial of former French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is set to begin in Paris.

He is accused of paying his wife more than a million euros in public funds for a fake job.

The scandal, which came to be known as "Penelopegate", emerged during the 2017 election campaign and ruined Fillon's political career.

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