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Prime Minister of France (2007–2012)

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François Fillon: Prime Minister of France (2007–2012)
François Charles Armand Fillon is a retired French politician who served as Prime Minister of France from 2007 to 2012 under President Nicolas Sarkozy. He was the nominee of the Republicans, the country's largest centre-right political party, for the 2017 presidential election.

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Former French PM François Fillon sentenced to prison over 'fake jobs' scandal [Video]

Former French PM François Fillon sentenced to prison over 'fake jobs' scandal

The scandal involving his wife Penelope demolished his 2017 presidential bid.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:58Published

Former French PM Francois Fillon handed prison sentence for fraud [Video]

Former French PM Francois Fillon handed prison sentence for fraud

Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has been handed a five-year prison sentence for fraud.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published
France ex-PM Fillon awaits verdict over corruption case [Video]

France ex-PM Fillon awaits verdict over corruption case

Judgement day for Francois Fillon, as the former French prime minister faces possible jail time for corruption.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

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French court finds ex-Prime Minister Francois Fillon guilty of fraud

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The verdict comes three years after Fillon's presidential campaign took a nosedive, after being accused of using public funds to pay his wife to work a fake job. ......
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French ex-PM Fillon and wife guilty in 'fake jobs' scandal

Ex-French PM François Fillon and his Welsh wife Penelope found guilty over "fake jobs" scandal.
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French prosecutors ask for jail time for ex-PM Fillon over fake jobs

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French prosecutors on Tuesday demanded that ex-prime minister Francois Fillon serve two years in jail, with another three suspended, for embezzlement over his wife’s suspected fake job as his..
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Former French PM Fillon tells Paris court ‘fake jobs’ scandal caused ‘irreparable damage'

François Fillon, once the front-runner to become France’s president but who fell from grace after being accused of wrongfully putting his wife on the payroll in a “fake jobs” scandal, told a..
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Former French prime minister and wife in court for embezzling

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Paris — Former French prime minister François Fillon and his wife are in court to defend themselves against accusations they got more than €1m for a fake job she held as a parliamentary aide for..
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'Fake jobs' trial begins for French ex-PM François Fillon

François Fillon stands accused of paying his Welsh wife for a job she allegedly never did.
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France’s former PM François Fillon goes on trial over ‘fake jobs’ scandal

France’s disgraced conservative former prime minister François Fillon goes on trial Monday over the fake-jobs scandal dubbed PenelopeGate after his wife, who was paid handsomely for work as her..
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François Fillon goes on trial for embezzlement of public funds

françois fillon goes on trial for embezzlement of public funds
Former French presidential hopeful François Fillon will stand trial for embezzlement in the aftermath of a “fake” jobs scandal that destroyed his political career. Fillon, 65, who was on track to..
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Trial to begin of former French PM Fillon over fake jobs scandal

Former French prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife Penelope go on trial on Monday over a fake jobs scandal that wrecked his 2017 run for president and opened the Elysee Palace door for Emmanuel..
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French parliament seeks €1 million from former PM Fillon in 'fake jobs' scandal

The French parliament will seek more than €1 million in damages from conservative former prime minister François Fillon and his co-accused over the public funds that were allegedly paid to..
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Former French PM Fillon's trial over fake jobs set for February 24-March 10

French former Prime Minister Francois Fillon and his wife will stand trial between February 24 and March 10, a Paris court said Thursday, on charges related to a fake jobs scandal that ruined his bid..
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