Today the judge of instruction conducted a house search in the parliament quarters of MP Patrick Illidge. Both his personal room and the faction room were searched.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office requested deputy Chairman of Parliament MP Leroy De Weever and the deputy registrar of Parliament to attend the search, which they did. This was to secure that no other interests but the interest of the criminal investigation was taken into account.
Members of the Special Investigation Unit, supported by a member of the local police, conducted the search.
During the search computers, a laptop and several documents were seized.
Last Friday the Attorney General ordered the start of an investigation into possible corruption made visible on video footage that was published by the press.