VVD senator picked up in corruption probe

Police have raided the home of a senator for the right-wing VVD party in connection with an investigation into corruption, the NRC reports on Friday.

Jos van Rey, who has had a seat in the upper house of parliament since 2011 and is also an alderman in Roermond, was taken to a police station for questioning, the paper says.
Offices at Roermond town council and the Limburg provincial council offices in Maastricht were also searched, sources have confirmed.
According to local paper Dagblad De Limburger, the case centres on the possible appointment of Ricardo Offermanns, head of the VVD local party in Limburg, as mayor of Roermond.
The NRC says Van Rey is a figurehead for the VVD in the south of the country who made millions through property development.

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