PARIS (Reuters) - French presidential frontunner Francois Fillon and his wife Penelope were being questioned by investigators on Monday following press allegations that she was paid for fake jobs, a source close to the probe told Reuters.
Francois Fillon had said after the probe was opened last week that he wanted to be heard by the investigators. Such questioning is a normal step in a preliminary probe and not a sign of culpability.
The source confirmed an earlier report by BFM TV.
Reporting by Chine Labbe and Gerard Bon; Writing by Michel Rose; Editing by Ingrid Melander