French prosecutors open probe into report of Fillon's wife's fake jobs - Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Frontrunner Francois Fillon faced a crisis in his campaign for the French presidency on Wednesday when prosecutors opened an inquiry for misuse of public funds after a press report that his wife drew a salary as his assistant but ...

French presidential hopeful François Fillon faces inquiry over payments to wife from MP funds - The Independent

François Fillon faces a crisis in his campaign for the French presidency with prosecutors having opened an inquiry for misuse of public funds after a report that his wife drew a salary as his assistant but had never actually worked. Mr Fillon, a right ...

French open inquiry into payments to François Fillon's wife - Financial Times

French authorities are investigating claims that presidential frontrunner François Fillon gave his wife a fake job as his parliamentary aide. Mr Fillon, who won the centre-right presidential nomination in November on a vow to restore high moral ...

Francois Fillon's wife facing payment investigation - BBC News

A preliminary investigation into claims that the wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon received public money improperly has been launched, French prosecutors have said. It comes after Le Canard Enchaine claimed Penelope Fillon earned ...

British wife of French Presidential hopeful François Fillon 'was secretly paid £500000' - Evening Standard

The British wife of the Republican candidate to be France's president was secretly paid a taxpayer-funded salary while presenting herself as a housewife, it was reported today. François Fillon's Welsh-born wife Penelope said in an interview as recently ...

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon's Brit wife Penelope at centre of financial scandal after she 'earned ... - The Sun

THE British woman who hopes to become France's First Lady this year was tonight at the centre of a financial sleaze scandal. Penelope Fillon, 60, is said to have earned almost half-a-million pounds from working as a parliamentary assistant to her ...

French presidential candidate François Fillon calls for alliance with Germany against US - World Socialist Web Site

François Fillon, the right-wing Republicans' (LR) candidate in the French presidential elections, travelled to Berlin on Monday to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Also present were German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Defence ...