PARIS | Corruption trial urged for former French PM Fillon and wife

11Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

PARIS— Jan 11, 2019—France’s financial prosecutor’s office has asked that former Prime Minister Francois Fillon and his wife be sent to trial on corruption charges.

Fillon, who at one point was the front-runner in France’s 2017 presidential race, saw his bid unravel over allegations he paid his wife Penelope and two of their children more than 1 million euros ($1.1 million) over many years for jobs as parliamentary aides that involved no sustained work.

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