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Francois Fillon

25 Feb 2020
Former Prime Minister Francois Fillon goes on trial this Monday accused of misappropriating one million euros of public money and of giving it to his wife and children for work they never actually did. The Fillon affair came to light during the presidential elections of 2017 and Emmanuel Macron of course went on to win. Once elected, Macron changed the laws: politicians are no longer allowed to employ family members but as the trial begins public distrust for their elected officials’ remains at the highest levels.
14 Mar 2017
Le Parisien reports that French investigators want to know more about how conservative candidate François Fillon funded his daughter's wedding.
3 Mar 2017
Conservative candidate François Fillon is facing major defections from his camp, this after vowing to stay in the presidential race despite a probe into alleged fake jobs.
1 Mar 2017
French presidential candidate Francois Fillon will remain in the race, saying he won’t quit, even as judges plan to charge him with misuse of public funds.

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