18:00 09/05/2022 ,World

French court upholds one-year sentence for ex-PM Fillon in ‘fake jobs’ scandal

A French appeals court on Monday upheld but shortened the prison sentence a lower court inflicted on former conservative prime minister François Fillon for embezzling public funds in a scandal that derailed his 2017 run for president. The 68-year-old was convicted by a lower court in 2020 and sentenced to five years in jail, three of them suspended. The sentenced was reduced on Monday to four years with three years suspended. The court also barred Fillon from holding public office for 10 years. Fillon still has a chance to appeal the sentence. 

Source: france24.com

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