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The Court of Cassation on Wednesday confirmed the conviction of former Prime Minister François Fillon for embezzlement of public funds within the case of the fictional jobs of his spouse, Penelope, but it surely referred the case to the court docket of attraction asking it to determine once more on the sentence.

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The “Penelopegate” affair, continued… however nonetheless not over. The Court of Cassation definitively confirmed, Wednesday April 24, the guilt of François Fillon within the case of his spouse's fictitious jobs. The excessive court docket, nonetheless, ordered a brand new trial regarding the sentences handed down in opposition to him and the damages.

A brand new listening to will due to this fact be held within the coming months earlier than the Paris Court of Appeal to re-examine the sanctions imposed on the previous Prime Minister, 70, sentenced on attraction on May 9, 2022 to 4 years of imprisonment, together with one yr agency, 375,000 euros positive and ten years of ineligibility.

The highest court docket of the judiciary, which controls compliance with the principles of legislation and never the deserves of the instances, additionally thought of that the court docket of attraction needed to rule once more on the quantity of 126,167 euros awarded to the National Assembly in damages for Penelope Fillon's parliamentary assistant contract together with her husband in 2012-2013.

Convictions of Penelope Fillon and Marc Joulaud confirmed

On the opposite hand, the conviction of Penelope Fillon, 68 years previous (two years suspended jail sentence and 375,000 euros positive), and that of Marc Joulaud, 56 years previous (three years suspended jail sentence), are confirmed by the Court of cassation.

The “Penelopegate” affair broke out with the revelations of Le Canard chainé in January 2017, when François Fillon was a candidate of the best and the middle within the presidential election.

At first occasion, he was sentenced on June 29, 2020 to 5 years in jail, together with two years, with the identical positive and ineligibility.

With AFP and Reuters