The judgement concluded Fillon paid his spouse and kids, in addition to Joulaud, tons of of hundreds 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 wonderful of 375,000 euros ($423,000) and a ten -year ban on working for elections.
His spouse Penelope was sentence to a suspended jail sentence of three years and a wonderful of 375,000 euros.
The Fillons and their co-defendant have been additionally ordered to reimburse a couple of million euros ($1.13 million) to the French National Assembly.
Fillon was prime minister below 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 mentioned his daughter and son have been employed in comparable positions for 15 months and 6 months respectively, which he mentioned is just not unlawful, however was an “error of judgment.”