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Former French PM François Fillon to face trial over 'fake jobs' scandal

Former French Prime Minister François Fillon, whose 2017 bid for France’s presidency was torpedoed by a fake job scandal involving his wife, will face trial over the allegations, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday. Investigating judges have recommended a trial for the 65-year-old conservative and his British wife Penelope on charges of misusing public money, conspiracy and failing to fully disclose their financial situation to a French watchdog.

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