“Could new revelations upend France’s presidential race? Three months before the first round of voting, prosecutors are investigating claims that the wife of frontrunner François Fillon earned a salary as his parliamentary assistant with almost no one recalling her actual contribution. While it’s legal for politicians for hire family members, does it create a perception of nepotism? What should the rules be?”
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New York Times Bureau Chief in Paris
Executive Director of FraudNet
Member of Maisons-Laffitte Municipal Council
Deputy Director, EUROPEUM