March 1, 2017 / 9:35 AM / in 10 months

Wife of French presidential candidate Fillon held for questioning : report

PARIS (Reuters) - Penelope Fillon, the wife of presidential candidate Francois Fillon, was being held for questioning in connection with allegations she did little work for payments she received as his assistant, news web site Mediapart reported on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO - Francois Fillon (L), former French prime minister, member of The Republicans political party and 2017 presidential candidate of the French centre-right, and his wife Penelope Fillon stand close at the end of a political rally in Paris, France, January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File photo

The report was released by Mediapart reporter Michel Delean on Twitter.

Her lawyer could not immediately be reached for comment.

Reporting by Andrew Callus; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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