French ex-prime minister Fillon convicted of corruption

François Fillon on a magazine cover, on dts
François Fillon on a magazine cover, on dts
Former French Prime Minister François Fillon has been found guilty in a corruption trial.

This emerges from the judgment of a Paris court, which was published on Monday. No sentence was initially communicated.

At the heart of the trial, Fillon was accused of bogus employment for his wife as a parliamentarian. Both were found guilty on Monday. Fillon was the Prime Minister of France from 2007 to 2012. He was one of the favorites in the 2017 presidential election - but the corruption scandal hurt his poll ratings. In the end, he missed the runoff.



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