If procedural acts are well conducted on Tuesday in the context of the Nethys case, Jean-Claude Marcourt, the current president of the Walloon parliament, should not be heard by the courts, according to his spokesperson. In the entourage of the Socialist, it is indeed confirmed the holding of a “procedural act consisting in lifting the seals on the items seized following the search of February 5” but without any hearing being scheduled.
Searches had taken place at the Walloon Parliament in Namur and at his home in Liège. As a reminder, some former directors and directors of Nethys had mentioned during their hearings by investigators the “invisible hands” which would have validated the payment of generous retention allowances (several million euros) to Stéphane Moreau and others.
Jean-Claude Marcourt is still president of the cupola which oversees the three socialist federations of the province of Liège. He worked a little less than fifteen years as Walloon Minister of the Economy. His role in the “laissez faire” of the Nethys affair has often been singled out. Investigators must determine whether he played a more active role in certain decisions made.
Strong man of the PS in Liège Jean-Claude Marcourt has always been very stingy with comments in this affair. In the past, he has often defended Stéphane Moreau before imposing himself on the radio almost silently as the revelations concerning this affair have plagued Walloon political life since the end of 2016.