According to RTL sources, police raids took place at the offices of POST in the Cloche d'Or neighbourhood, as well as at the mobile network Join's offices.
For the past year, the CSV has been advocating consequences to the affair surrounding the Join mobile network. According to RTL sources, we can reveal that an investigating magistrate ordered raids of the offices in question following a meeting of the parliamentary commission on the economy in March.
The director of POST, Claude Strasser, attended the meeting. Upon the CSV's request, all documents relating to the meeting were sent to the public prosecutor's office.
The opposition party advocated that the public prosecutor's office should investigate the file. By now it appears that the public prosecutor's office has done so and deemed the file serious enough to order raids.
The issues in question, condemned by the opposition at the time, concerned shady or non-conforming leasing and salary contracts as well as bonuses paid to the former manager of Join.
The mobile operator formally denied all the allegations, stating that it regretted the party's relentlessness in pursuing the charges and suggesting the CSV caused substantial damage to the business's commercial reputation.
The POST group had purchased the final third of shares in the Join business in 2017 via its Post Capital branch. The group bought this last third for a symbolic Euro, the purchase including the business's debts. Consequently, the purchase managed to avoid the business's bankruptcy at the time, as the group had previously been progressively buying shares.
Join's losses were estimated at around €50 million per year. The CSV has been pressing the issue of the Join file, criticising how the POST group had invested several €100 millions in the mobile network operator. At the same time, the CSV continued to question the purpose of POST's investment.
Now, it appears the matter is in the hands of the public prosecutor's office.