On 29 June, the criminal court of Paris sentenced the former Prime Minister of France Francois Fillon to prison for embezzlement of public funds, two-year policies will spend in jail, three years probation he received. It is reported by Le Figaro.
Also policy for 10 years was deprived of the right to hold elective office.
Fillon was found guilty of fictitious employment wife Penelope, the post of his assistant in the National Assembly. The investigation proved that she was listed as an employee of the Parliament, while receiving a salary.
Penelope Fillon was sentenced to three years of probation. Both spouses also fined €375 thousand each.
An accomplice of the couple, former assistant Fillon mark Julot sentenced to three years imprisonment and a fine of €20 thousand
The defendants also must repay to the budget the amount of remuneration received by Penelope Fillon, – €1,156 million.
Lawyers Fillon called the verdict unfair and said that it will appeal against it.
January 31, 2017, the French police conducted searches in the administrative building of the National Assembly on charges of illegal payments of budgetary funds Fillon’s wife Penelope. It was suspected that she c 1998 to 2007, he was listed as assistant spouse in the National Assembly, received a salary from the budget, but did not fulfill any of the obligations.
Fillon said that his actions were legalbecause the wife salary was calculated all taxes, but acknowledged the violation of ethical standards.
2007-2012 Fillon was the head of the French government. In 2017, ran for President and before the scandal with the employment of the wife was considered a contender to win. In the first round of elections April 23, 2017 he lost not only the future President of the Emmanuel Macron, but the far-right leader marine Le Pen, after which announced his retirement from politics.