Penelope Fillon, the wife of French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon has been charged with allegedly receiving large sums of public funds. However, the work they were received for was not performed. She has been accused of misusing company assets and receiving money from a fraud. With a charge of embezzlement against Francois Fillon as well, his presidential campaign has been dealt with a severe blow. The two phase election is slated to be held on 23 April and 7 May.