The judgement concluded Fillon paid his spouse and youngsters, in addition to Joulaud, lots of of 1000’s of euros from the general public payroll for little or no work.
Fillon was sentenced to 5 years in jail, three of them suspended, in addition to a high-quality of 375,000 euros ($423,000) and a ten -year ban on operating for elections.
His spouse Penelope was sentence to a suspended jail sentence of three years and a high-quality of 375,000 euros.
The Fillons and their co-defendant have been additionally ordered to reimburse multiple million euros ($1.13 million) to the French National Assembly.
Fillon was prime minister underneath President Nicolas Sarkozy between 2007 and 2012.
He rejected the claims on the time, saying his spouse labored for 15 years as his deputy and dealt with a number of roles, together with managing his schedule and representing him at cultural occasions. He additionally stated his daughter and son have been employed in comparable positions for 15 months and 6 months respectively, which he stated just isn’t unlawful, however was an “error of judgment.”