Normandy: judicial information open against association “Grand Place”

Relatives of the President of the Normandy Region, Hervé Morin, are suspected of illegal taking of interests and ill -treatment in the management of this reception center for disabled adults.

By Samuel Laurent

“This is excellent news”, rejoices Christine Baudry. In May 2022, this whistleblower had arrested justice to denounce mistreatment and irregularities in the management of the home home, located in the small town of Epaignes (Eure), in which she worked a few months, After a long career in associative environments.

As Mo12345lemonde had reported, M

Me Baudry had discovered a shocking situation: this reception association for disabled adults, operating on public funds, paid rents of the order of 40,000 euros per month – “exorbitant”, in the words of M me Baudry – to a real estate company (SCI), property of the founder of the association, Claude Vielpeau, and members of the family of ‘Hervé Morin. Mr. Vielpeau, as director of the association, was remunerated himself, a potentially illegal situation.

Within the SCI des Aulnettes was, in addition to Mr. Vielpeau, his wife Odile Morin, Cousine Germaine d’Hevé Morin, and other members of their family. Hervé Morin, long mayor of the municipality and at the origin of the authorization given to the association to occupy the land, assured in our columns not having “no knowledge of the financial conditions” practiced by the association and n ‘ Having never perceived “a single penny” of the structure.

more than twenty complaints

M Baudry also denounced the ill -treatment suffered both by the residents, hosted in dilapidated premises and strongly encouraged to work for companies associated with the center, for derisory remuneration; And by employees, under the orders of a director qualified as “abuse”. The Evreux prosecutor’s office opened a preliminary investigation in the spring.

On December 20, 2022, as revealed by the local media Le Poulpe, this investigation led to judicial information, open to the initiative of the Evreux prosecution. Contacted, the prosecutor, Rémi Coutin, confirms to the world this information against X, heads “breach of trust, concealment of breach of trust, concealed work and illegal taking of interest by an elected public”.

The decision to entrust the file to an investigating judge is partly justified by another report, under article 40 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (which requires any authority, public officer or official who knows ‘A crime or offense to notify the prosecutor), operated by the Regional Health Agency (ARS) of Normandy in July following an inspection report.

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/Media reports cited above.