French appeal court upholds conviction of François Fillon for embezzlement
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Former French prime minister and wife Penelope found guilty, but sentences are reduced

A French appeal court has upheld the conviction of the former French prime minister François Fillon and his Welsh wife, Penelope, for embezzling public funds in a fake job scandal.

However, the judgment, announced on Monday, reduced the sentences imposed on the couple during their trial almost two years ago; Fillon was given a four-year sentence, three of which were suspended, a fine of €375,000 (£320,000) and...

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