Ullens de Schooten said that he chose to take his concerns to federal police in April. He reportedly brought forward information regarding bribes that had “been paid out during public purchases,” according to La Libre.
In particular, he brought forward accusations of an affair where Libyan funds were involved.
Ullens de Schooten chose to come forward in the aftermath of Reynders’ EU nomination amid fears that his future post would make a federal investigation harder, the Francophone daily reports.
Amid the fallout from the accusations, Reynders had charged his lawyer to gather evidence to deny the accusations made against him.
“I hope that everything will be made clear as quickly as possible,” Reynders’ legal counsel said, adding that it was “evident” that the person behind the accusations had malicious intent.