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World Reimbursement, prison box ... These questions that arise after Fillon's conviction

18:35  30 june  2020
18:35  30 june  2020 Source:   nouvelobs.com

François Fillon, sentenced to two years in prison, appealed

 François Fillon, sentenced to two years in prison, appealed François Fillon was sentenced to five years, two of which were closed, in the fictitious jobs case of his wife Penelope, which broke out in early 2017 during the presidential campaign . © Bertrand GUAY / AFP Former Prime Minister François Fillon was sentenced on Monday in Paris to five years in prison, two of which are closed, in the fictitious jobs case of his wife Penelope who had derailed his presidential campaign three years ago.

  Remboursement, case prison... Ces questions qui se posent après la condamnation de Fillon © Copyright 2020, L'Obs

Provisional epilogue in the Fillon case: the Paris Criminal Court sentenced François Fillon on Monday 29 June five years' imprisonment, including two years of imprisonment, a fine of 375,000 euros and ten years of ineligibility for the fictitious jobs of his wife Penelope. The latter was sentenced to a three-year suspended prison sentence, a 375,000 euro fine and two years of ineligibility.

Heavy condemnation of the Fillon spouses

Heavy condemnation. The former Prime Minister and his wife immediately appealed. But after these judgments, questions remain. "The Obs" takes stock.

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 French ex-prime minister Fillon convicted of corruption Paris. Actually, he was ahead of Emmanuel Macron in polls before the 2017 presidential election, then allegations of corruption made François Fillon stumble. The former French Prime Minister and his wife have now been found guilty in a lawsuit. © STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN The former French Prime Minister returns to the courtroom for a hearing. Archive photo. This was decided by a court in Paris on Monday without first announcing a sentence.

Will François Fillon be sent to prison?

No As no warrant was attached to his prison sentence, the former Prime Minister left the court free. The former Prime Minister also appealed, the lawyers judging the sentences of the "severe" defendants : however, in French law, the appeal is suspensive of the sentence, the sentence can therefore only be applied if it is confirmed in a second trial.

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If these two years in prison were confirmed, François Fillon could however go to prison: until March 24, the judges had the option of adjusting the prison terms less than or equal to 2 years. Since then, a reform law for justice has brought this threshold to one year, and this sentence should therefore be carried out. However, as specified by “ Ouest-France ”, once imprisoned, François Fillon can then make a request for adjustment of sentence (conditional release, placement under electronic surveillance, etc.)

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Will he have to reimburse the amounts mentioned ?

In addition to their fine, prison sentence and ineligibility, the Fillon spouses and Marc Joulaud, François Fillon's successor in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, were ordered to pay more than one million euros damages to the National Assembly, in reimbursement of the sums received under the contracts of Pénéloppe Fillon and the couple's children.

Here too, the appeal against the convictions has left this sentence pending before a new judgment. For the moment, defendants should therefore not get their hands on the wallet.

When will a new trial take place?

The date of the Fillon couple's appeal trial has not yet been announced. But according to the judge, it will not be held before 2021. The hearings, already disrupted before the coronavirus crisis, were even more so with it.

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