A manager of a Breton transport company suspected of having made work 42 foreigners in an irregular situation and of fraud in the partial activity device during confinement, has been placed under judicial control and will appear for "
" and "
"In Rennes on March 15, said a judicial source Thursday January 14.
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A legal operation was launched Monday at the head office of this company based in Bain-de-Bretagne south of Rennes, and on sites in Loire-Atlantique.
Placed in custody, the manager implicated, a Moroccan born in 1981 was referred Tuesday to the Rennes prosecutor's office.
He was presented to the judge of freedoms and detention and "
placed under judicial control, forbidding him to leave the national territory and to exercise any activity in the field of road transport of goods
", indicates the public prosecutor Philippe Astruc in a press release.
He was summoned to the Rennes Criminal Court on March 15 and will appear for "
employment of foreigners without a salaried work permit
" and "
covert work committed with respect to several people
This manager is suspected of having employed "
42 people in an irregular situation in the national territory
" and of having received "
43,000 euros in compensation for partial activity during the first period of confinement
", specifies the magistrate.
He had invoked an almost total cessation of his activity while he proceeded to new hires and that his turnover was doubled
", underlines Astruc.
According to the prosecutor, “
the very first suspicions appeared during the first period of confinement when a night road check (of a) luxury vehicle (...) driven by the manager had revealed that he did not have a title of stay
The first research revealed that "
22 of these employees held false identity documents and that six others were subject to an obligation to leave the country or to be escorted to the border
Some of these drivers were hosted in at least four different departments (Morbihan, Ille-et-Vilaine, Indre-et-Loire Loire-Atlantique) in sometimes rudimentary conditions, by the transport company renting these accommodations
”, adds Astruc.
Frauds in the partial activity device
" had also been denounced by the labor inspectorate.
During the time in police custody, investigators seized three bank accounts, a Mercedes GLE vehicle and twenty other vehicles, trucks and utilities registered in the name of the company or the manager.