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Van Avermaet appears before a judge in the United States on December 8

Van Avermaet appears before a judge in the United States on December 8

Former postal chief Jean-Paul van Avermaet has to defend himself on December 8 before US Judge Tanya Chutkan.

The issue revolves around Bid tampering with security contracts When he was the director of G4S. Van Avermaet doesn’t have to go to the US for this, but he will – as with two of his former employees before – via a video call or phone, Van Avermaet’s website says. the time. On that day it should be clear whether Van Avermaet pleaded guilty.

The fact that his former comrades have already pleaded guilty does not make the denial more apparent. In this case, he faces an expensive lawsuit and faces a maximum prison sentence of ten years and a fine of millions.

Judge Schutkan has been working on the G4S case for a long time. You often get important files under its care. For example, it recently ruled that former President Donald Trump must hand over documents to the House Special Committee investigating the January 6 storming of the Capitol. Van Avermaet did not respond to calls for clarification on Wednesday.

In Belgium, the BMA competition watchdog is working on the file. At the end of this month, the term of the auditor general who heads the file ends. It remains to be seen what his successor’s priorities are.

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