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EU Parliament says Le Pen ‘fake jobs’ scandal cost €5 million: Probe official

LiveMint logoLiveMint 27-04-2017 AFP

Paris: The European Parliament now believes the fake jobs scandal involving French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s National Front (FN) party has cost the institutions nearly €5 million ($5.5 million), an official in the French probe said on Thursday.

The cost of the scandal, which involves the employment of assistants and a bodyguard, has risen to €4,978,122 after “new information” was discovered, the official said.

The previous cost was estimated at €1.9 million.

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