The candidate of the right in the presidential election has also paid two of his children as parliamentary assistant when he was senator of the Sarthe, between 2005 and 2007, according to the weekly.
the revelations of The Duck chained is continuing against the couple Fillon. In his edition of the 1st February, the weekly says that Penelope Fillon, who is suspected of having received job-fictional, in fact would have received a total of more than 900 000 euros, as assistant parliamentarian and as a consultant writing in the Revue des deux mondes.
last week, the weekly revealed that Mme Fillon had affected 500 000 euros of public money as assistant parliamentarian of her husband between 1998 and 2002, then for six months in 2012. She had also been employed as a collaborator by the substitute of Mr. Fillon, Marc Joulaud, from 2002 to 2007.
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In his edition of the 1st February, Le Canard enchaîné number is now 831 440 euros gross amount received by Penelope Fillon, and reveals that she would also have been an assistant parliamentary period between 1988 and 1990.
explaining Friday at the ” 20 Hours of TF1 “, the candidate of the right in the presidential election was, however, declared that his wife was working ” always “ to his side voluntarily, but that he had hired ” 1997 “ after the departure of a colleague member of parliament.
Penelope Fillon has also been partner to her husband until November 30, 2013, and not at the end of 2012, as the wore on the satirical weekly last week. A month before that French prime minister François Fillon is in the obligation to declare the income of his wife and the name of his staffers – as well as all parliamentarians, to the High authority for transparency in public life, put in place a few weeks before.
Asked by The World, the camp Fillon tries to minimize the impact of this new revelation :
"This is not a new case but only an amount the more impressive. This does not change much on the legal level, and it responds to the same issue, which is whether Penelope Fillon worked or not. After, this complicates matters at the political level because the accumulation and the way in which “Le Canard enchaîné” feuilletonne gives the impression that it is a different matter.”
Penelope Fillon would have also received 100 000 euros for its collaboration with the Revue des deux mondes. Of the works including Le Canard enchaîné said not to have found any trace. According to Michael Curly, who was in charge at the time the literary magazine, the wife of François Fillon ” has signed two or perhaps three reading notes “, but ” at no time (…) I have not had the slightest trace of what might look like a work of literary consultant “
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In the wake of these revelations, a preliminary investigation had been opened by the public prosecutor national financial, January 25, on counts of misappropriation of public funds, misuse of corporate assets and concealment of these crimes. Investigators are thus rendered Tuesday to the national Assembly to make copies of documents.
The day before, Mr. and Mme Fillon had been heard separately at Versailles, in the premises of the intervention group regional, by the police of the central Office for the fight against corruption and violations of financial. The deputy François Fillon, Marc Joulaud, will be heard Wednesday by the prosecutor’s office financial.
These investigations should allow to determine whether Mme Fillon has in fact performed an activity during those years where she was an assistant parliamentary and used by the Revue des deux mondes.
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Mr Fillon has used two of its children
furthermore, according to Le Canard enchaîné, the candidate of the right in the presidential election has paid two of his children as parliamentary assistant when he was senator of the Sarthe between 2005 and 2007. Marie Fillon would have received a total of more than 57 000 euros gross and Charles Fillon more than 26 600 euros.
according To the satirical weekly, Mary, the eldest daughter, who ” just to finish his studies of law “ has been employed by his father from the September 18, 2005 and paid in the starting 3 773 euros gross monthly, then 3 814 per month as” assistant senator, “. It will remain in this position until December 31, 2006.
the day after his departure, Mr. Fillon replaces it with one of his sons, Charles. But the salary is not the same. According to Le Canard enchaîné, it is paid ” 4 846 euros gross monthly, which is 27% higher than her older sister “. It will remain until June 17, 2017, while François Fillon, appointed to Matignon, Nicolas Sarkozy, has left his post as senator.
During the same interview in the “20 Hours” of TF1, Friday, French prime minister François Fillon had revealed that he had paid ” for the specific tasks to two of his children [Mary and Charles] were lawyers because of their skills “ when he was a senator of the Sarthe. However, these two children are actually today’s lawyers, but they were not yet graduated at the time where their father was in the Senate.
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