France: trials of Francois Fillon & Nicolas Sarkozy

18 September, 2019

83a40cbda527dc98b024eb9c00cc493ef20e640f 12/09/2019 Former French prime minister Francois Fillon will go on trial in February on accusations of creating a fictitious but well-paid job for his wife, which destroyed his bid to claim the presidency in 2017.




19 June 2019 Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has lost his final bid to avoid a trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, and will likely have to appear in court in the coming months. Court of Cassation, which rules on questions of law, ruled that a trial was justified for Sarkozy

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