Daily Mail: French police raid presidential candidate Francois Fillon's Paris home over claims he paid his wife for non-existant job with taxpayers' money
* Fillon raided by police as he prepared to make campaign speech 450 miles away
* He faces prison over a fake jobs scandal involving his British-born wife Penelope
* The couple have been summoned before a judge where they face being indicted
* Charges include embezzlement, which is punishable by up to ten years in prison
The Paris home of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was raided by police today – as he prepared to make a campaign speech 450 miles away.
Mr Fillon faces prison over a burgeoning fake jobs scandal involving his British-born wife Penelope.
The couple, both 62, have been summoned before a judge where they face being indicted for a range of charges including embezzlement, which is punishable by up to ten years in prison.
Judicial police working to the examining magistrates today entered Mr Fillon’s Paris flat and ‘gathered evidence’ connected to the case, according to an investigating source.
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WNU Editor: Francois Fillion's campaign is over .... the evidence of nepotism and massive salaries for his family is indefensible. As for the one who everyone is expeting to win .... As Fillon’s campaign stumbles, Macron seizes the spotlight (Irish Times) .... his proposals for massive spending and debt is what put France in the position that it is today.
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