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Francois Fillon's Wife Under Formal Investigation

  • As per reports, French presidential candidate François Fillon’s wife Penelope Fillon was placed under formal investigation over fake jobs scandal.

    Penelope was questioned by the magistrates for the entire day.

    Earlier this month, her husband François Fillon was placed under formal investigation.

    The couple denied any wrongdoing.

    Fillon is accused of paying thousands of Euros to his wife for work that was non-existent.

    Reports further say that investigations are also being carried out over payments to Fillon’s children Marie and Charles, when he was a senator. Though he mentioned that his children were paid as lawyers for some precise tasks they did; however, neither of them was a practised lawyer then.