There has been yet another twist in the so-called CSV-Frëndeskrees affair, which broke out in March and forced Frank Engel to step down as CSV president.
According to RTL, Engel is no longer the only member of the party in the crosshairs of the judiciary over the payment of a €40,000 salary to the then party president by the non-profit organisation. The Frëndeskrees owns the CSV’s party headquarters since political parties cannot legally own real estate.
RTL says five additional party members who knew about the payment have been charged. They have named current vice president Elisabeth Margue and former vice president and current secretary general Stéphanie Weydert, as well as former secretary general Félix Eischen, as being charged with "forgery and use of forgeries", "breach of trust" and "fraud".
Media outlets report that the public prosecutor's office has sent a series of summonses, but before they have been formally received the prosecutor's office will not divulge the names of those involved.
However, RTL says that public prosecutor spokesman Henri Eippers has suggested a trial could start on 19 October.