A socialist federal deputy in the sights of justice

At the heart of the matter: the renovation of the Anderlues swimming pool. In 2006, Tison had made an arrangement with Francis Guerlement, elected PS and architect, for him to renounce a post of alderman in return for public contracts granted.

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On knew the town of Anderlues on the verge of implosion since the start of the legislature and the dissidence of several elected socialists contesting the municipal management by the mayor and federal deputy, Philippe Tison (PS). Despite an absolute socialist majority obtained in 2018, there is not a week without tremors animating the Hainaut city. The evening now learns that a judicial investigation, opened in September 2020, is being conducted against Philippe Tison, following a complaint filed by the aldermen Rudy Zanola and Michaël Guyot, both members of the dissident socialists. The judicial investigation, led by the investigating judge Karin Zidelman, aims to verify whether the former mayor was guilty in particular of influence peddling, corruption and misappropriation of public property in the context of his functions, three counts included in the complaint. Contacted by us, the Charleroi public prosecutor’s office confirmed the current investigation.

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