Carlo Di Antonio both judge and party in a compulsory purchase case
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    Carlo Di Antonio both judge and party in a compulsory purchase case

    © Belga
    © Belga

    The Walloon Minister for the Environment Carlo Di Antonio might have a conflict of interest in a compulsory purchase case, L’Avenir reveals on Monday. The appointed Mayor of Dour is thus a shareholder of a private company which owns three parcels of land situated on the route of the Dour bypass.

    Mar’Bob, the private limited company founded by Roberto Di Antonio, the Minister’s brother, acquired three of the 27 parcels which are affected, on April 23, 2014 by means of a compulsory-purchase order signed by Carlo Di Antonio, who was, at that time, the Minister of Public Works.

    L’Avenir considers that, in this case, there is a potential conflict of interest, indeed a benefit derived by Di Antonio in the event of the capital gain on the land during the negotiation with the board dealing with the acquisition.

    Christopher Vincent (Source: Belga)