France Investigates 'fake Job' Claim Against Fillon Wife

France investigates 'fake job' claim against Fillon wife

PARIS, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 25th Jan, 2017 ) : French investigators on Wednesday launched a preliminary probe into claims that the wife of presidential candidate Francois Fillon earned 500,000 Euros ($538,000) for a suspected fake job as his parliamentary aide. The investigation for "misuse of public money" was triggered by a report in the Canard Enchaine newspaper, which claimed that British-born Penelope Fillon had been paid from money available to her husband as a longstanding MP for the northern Sarthe region.