Philippe Marini, LR mayor of Compiegne Oise (Oise), was taken into police custody Tuesday along with five others as part of an investigation into corruption and favoritism.
Philippe Marini was taken into police custody at 9 AM in connection to a case regarding the award of a waste treatment sector public contract. As part of a judicial inquiry into "favoritism", corruption, illegal taking of interest and unlawful agreement, Philippe Marini, who was chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is being heard by the Paris research section gendarmes.
The boss of Paprec was among the five people taken into police custody. According to Le Parisien he had won a contract for construction of a center for waste sorting in 2017. This amount is estimated at 36 millions euros. euros. The National Financial Prosecutor's Office is investigating if Paprec and the city councilor have received compensation.
In May 2021, searches were conducted at Philippe Marini's home and the Agglomeration in the Compiegne region. The Compiegne town hall was not available for comment when AFP reached them Tuesday.