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Former French prime minister François Fillon was on Monday sentenced to five years in jail — three suspended — in relation to the fake jobs scandal in which he was found guilty of employing and paying family members, including his wife.

Penelope Fillon was handed a three year suspended sentence for her role in the affair, which was revealed just as the center-right politician launched his presidential bid in early 2017. EFE-EPA

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