France sentences ex-PM Fillon, his wife to prison in fraud trial

He was the firm favourite to win France’s presidential elections three years ago, but a fake jobs scandal involving his wife scuttled the campaign of Francois Fillon, paving the way for Emmanuel Macron’s victory.
Now, the former prime minister has been found guilty of fraud and sentenced to five years in prison. His wife was given a three-year suspended term.

Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from Paris.

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