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France's Fillon charged over 'fake jobs' scandal: lawyer

AFP  |  Paris 

France's rightwing presidential candidate Francois Fillon has been charged with several offences over a fake jobs scandal, including for misuse of public funds, his lawyer said today.

"He was charged this morning. The hearing was brought forward so that it could take place in a calm manner," his lawyer Antonin Levy told AFP.

He was also charged with misuse of corporate assets, he said.

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First Published: Tue, March 14 2017. 20:32 IST