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French presidential hopeful Fillon accused of giving his family well-paid fake jobs

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 05:50

The Canard Enchaine newspaper alleges that Mr Fillon obtained jobs as parliamentary aides for his children as well as his wife Penelope that paid a total of around one million euros.


CONSERVATIVE candidate Francois Fillon was on Wednesday fighting fresh claims he gave his family highly-paid fake jobs, a scandal threatening to derail his bid to become French president later this year.

The Canard Enchaine newspaper alleged in its new edition that Mr Fillon

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