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    City of Charleroi trial – 5 settlement deals approved

    The criminal court in Charleroi approved five settlement deals in the “City of Charleroi” case on Tuesday. They end criminal proceedings against a former alderwoman, two businessmen, and two firms.

    The criminal court in Charleroi was further investigating the “City” case on Tuesday. Judge Jean-Marc Ruchard ruled in favour of the five settlements. They were requested by former alderwoman Viviane Vanacker, two businessmen and two firms, who all chose to pay a fine and end proceedings against them.

    Of the 62 people charged by judge Baeckeland, only 40 will now face the court to answer charges.

    Christopher Vincent (Source: Belga)