France’s Fillon hit with new allegations over wife’s employment

 Reuters International

FILE PHOTO: Francois Fillon, former French prime minister and member of Les Republicains political party, delivers his speech after partial results in the second round for the French center-right presidential primary election in Paris, France, November 27, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo


PARIS (Reuters) – The satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaine wrote on Tuesday that the wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon worked as his parliamentary aide for longer than he has admitted and was paid 331,000 more euros for the role than it originally reported.

In a bombshell article last week that threw frontrunner Fillon’s campaign off track, Le Canard said Penelope Fillon was paid a total of 500,000 euros for many years as the assembly assistant of Fillon his successor, but could find no trace of her having done any real work.


(Reporting by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Leigh Thomas and Mark Heinrich)


 Reuters International


1 reply

  1. Oho! This is serious! Mr. Fillon was supposed to be the main personality who could take away votes from the right-wing Mme Le Pen. With Fillon discredited the chances of Le Pen winning rise! (and then the EU may come another step closer to its end, after Brexit !!!

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