Corruption scandal in the EP. The court made a decision regarding the daughter of the arrested former MEP
According to investigators investigating corruption in the European Parliament, both the wife and daughter of the former left-wing MEP, arrested under the European Arrest Warrant, knew about his criminal activities and participated in the scheme, which was to receive bribes mainly from Qatar in return for pushing advantageous decisions for this country.
A court in Lombardy, where both women were placed under house arrest, rejected the request of the daughter’s lawyers for her release and other preventive measures. According to the court, her remaining in custody is justified in connection with the decision, expected soon, whether she too is to be handed over to the Belgian side.
The court in Bergamo, also in Lombardy, is due to rule on January 9 on the request of the Panzeri family’s defenders to overturn the decision to confiscate the accounts from which 247,000 euros were seized. According to the defence, this money is a salary for the former MEP’s professional work.
In connection with the corruption scandal in the EP, in December, also arrested in Brussels, among others its former Vice-President Eva Kaili from Greece. A court in Brussels will decide on January 22 whether Kaili will be released from prison and placed under house arrest.
Source: PAP, niezalezna.pl
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