French presidential candidate Fillon's wife placed under formal investigation | Reuters

PARIS French magistrates placed the wife of conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon under formal investigation on Tuesday over allegations she was paid hundreds of thousands of euros of public funds for work she did not do, a judicial source said. British-born Penelope Fillon will be investigated on suspicion of complicity in misappropriating public funds, the source said. The decision, which comes two weeks after Fillon himself was placed under formal investigation in the same case, is another blow to his faltering presidential campaign

Reuters March 29, 2017 02:45:07 IST
French presidential candidate Fillon's wife placed under formal investigation
| Reuters

French presidential candidate Fillons wife placed under formal investigation
 Reuters

PARIS French magistrates placed the wife of conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon under formal investigation on Tuesday over allegations she was paid hundreds of thousands of euros of public funds for work she did not do, a judicial source said.

British-born Penelope Fillon will be investigated on suspicion of complicity in misappropriating public funds, the source said.

The decision, which comes two weeks after Fillon himself was placed under formal investigation in the same case, is another blow to his faltering presidential campaign. (Reporting by Gerard Bon; Editing by Adrian Croft and Louise Ireland)

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