|Published : 14 Mar 2017, 20:45:57|
French presidential candidate under investigation
French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was put under formal investigation on Tuesday morning over allegations of diversion of public funds and misappropriation of funds.
Weekly newspaper Le Canard Enchaine wrote on its Twitter page without giving any further details, reports Reuters.
The prosecutor's office and Fillon's lawyer could not immediately be reached for comment. RTL radio also said Fillon had been put under formal investigation.
Fillon had initially been expected to see the judges on Wednesday and not Tuesday.