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Corruption trial urged for former French PM Fillon and wife

5 monthes ago   |   By My Sanantonio

PARIS - France's financial prosecutor's office has asked that former Prime Minister Francois Fillon and his wife be sent to trial on corruption charges.
Fillon, who at one point was the front-runner in France's 2017 presidential race, saw his bid unravel over allegations he paid his wife Penelope and two of their children more than 1 million euros over many years for jobs as parliamentary aides that involved no sustained work.
Fillon, 64, has denied wrongdoing. He contends the allegations were a smear campaign to undo his presidential bid.
An official in the financial prosecutor's office...
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