The mayor Les Républicains (LR) of Compiègne and former senator, Philippe Marini, was placed in police custody on Tuesday, May 31, with five other people as part of an investigation for corruption and favoritism in connection with waste management , we learned from a source familiar with the matter.

Mr. Marini was placed in police custody at 9 a.m. in this case relating to the award of a public contract in the waste treatment sector, the same source added, confirming information from the Parisian.

The former chairman of the Senate Finance Committee is heard by the gendarmes of the Paris research section, as part of a judicial investigation opened for “favoritism”, “corruption”, “illegal taking of interests” and “unlawful agreement”.

Dossier of the construction of a waste sorting center

Among the five other people in police custody is the boss of the company Paprec, who had, according to the Parisian, won in 2017 a contract for the construction of a waste sorting center for an amount estimated at 36 million euros. euros.

As part of the same investigation, searches were carried out in May 2021 at the premises of the Agglomeration of the Compiègne region and at the home of Philippe Marini. Contacted Tuesday by Agence France-Presse (AFP), the town hall of Compiègne did not wish to comment.