VIDEO The couple Fillon condemned : the new Penelope are not good

On Monday 29 June, French prime minister François Fillon has been sentenced to five years in prison with three suspended for having provided employment dummy to his wife Penelope. This last, extremely criticized in the public arena, would also be deeply wounded by this case.

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The verdict is in. On Monday 29 June, French prime minister François Fillon and his wife Penelope have been found guilty of misappropriation of public funds by the 32nd chamber of the Tribunal correctionnel of Paris. The judges were of the opinion that the contracts of the mother of Mary, Edward, Anthony, Charles and Arnaud had “no consistency”. It must be said that as an assistant parliamentarian from her husband – from 1998 to 2002 and then from 2012 to 2013 , and the substitute of it, “she has never done real work, in any case nothing that would justify the remuneration.” Same thing regarding his employment in the Revue des deux mondes in 2012 and 2013, which has been called “convenience intended to provide additional income to the couple Fillon “, at the time when the former Prime minister was leaving Matignon. The instigator of these lucrative crimes, the ex-collaborator of Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to five years in prison with three suspended, for embezzlement of public funds, complicity to this crime, and complicity to abuse of well social. A heavy penalty that denies the lawyer of the couple, Antonin Lévy.

Penelope Fillon would be deeply wounded

Guest on the airwaves of BFM TV on Monday, 29 June, the man of law has denounced an “exception processing” which is said to have been a victim his client. According to him, there would never have been condemned to such penalty if it had not been a public personality. “This decision is not just going to be appealed,” has therefore informed the defender of the controversial torque. He also took the opportunity to give news to Penelope Fillon, who would endure very uncomfortable with the situation. She, who has been harshly criticized since the beginning of this case, would it not be more fragile. “This case has deeply marked. It has been immeasurably hurt by the remarks that have been made for it, by the insults that she could receive,” said his lawyer, who believes that the verdict peinera “to get out of this torpor.” However, a few weeks before the trial, the British 64-year-old was said to be rather serene. With Values Current, she had even said : “I was told that I could incur ten years in prison. I am preparing for that eventuality. I have this in mind. This means that everything that will happen in the least, it will be damned.” But it is necessary to believe that the reality has been more difficult to collect than she thought…