French justice examines ‘fictitious employment’ woman presidential candidate Fillon

French justice examines ‘fictitious employment’ woman presidential candidate Fillon

The French justice will investigate whether or not the French presidential candidate François Fillon and his wife Penelope for years, as his assistant has to work, or that there was a “fictitious employment”.

The French newspaper Le Parisien reported on Wednesday that the financial public prosecutor to investigate the working relationship between Fillon and his wife.

Tuesday, the French satirical weekly paper Le Canard Enchainé that the wife of Fillon in a total of 500.000 euro earned as an assistant to her husband when that between 1998 and 2002 in the French parliament was established. The weekly magazine went, however, in doubt, or Penelope Fillon is really for her husband worked.

An old colleague would have declared that Fillon is never with his wife has worked. The amount, that entirely consisted of government money, would be earned over a period of eight years. Between 2002 and 2007 would Penelope Fillon for the successor of her husband have worked.


That Penelope Fillon as a parliamentary assistant to her husband worked, according to the French law allowed. The public prosecutor’s office wants to investigate whether the rumors are correct that Penelope Fillon, never her husband worked.

The presidential candidate did the rumors Tuesday as “nonsense”. According to him, has his wife, indeed for him it worked and has she a salary.

Penelope Fillon worked under her husband, however, “in the shadow, it is not her character to the foreground to act,” said a statement from the Republicans Tuesday night. Because they are also mainly from home to work, would her activities in the parliament are not noticed.

François Fillon is doing on behalf of the Republicans (the former UMP) participate in the presidential elections, whose first round takes place on 23 april. Fillon from 2007 to 2012, the premier of France.

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