European Parliament vice-president Eva Kayli amongst 4 detained in corruption investigation: judicial supply

Prosecutors mentioned Sunday that 4 suspects have been charged and re-detained in a Belgian investigation into allegations of corruption within the European Parliament linked to Qatar.

The Federal Prosecutor’s Workplace didn’t establish the 4 by title, however a judicial supply advised AFP that amongst them was Eva Kaili, a member of the Greek Socialist Parliament and one of many deputy audio system of Parliament.

The prosecutor’s workplace mentioned the house of the second MEP was searched late Saturday.

“4 folks have been arrested by the investigating choose in Brussels who’s main the investigation,” the Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Workplace mentioned in a press release.

They have been charged with collaborating in a felony group, cash laundering and corruption. The investigating choose launched two folks.

Kylie was amongst six suspects arrested in Brussels on Friday as investigators examine allegations that figures linked to World Cup host Qatar paid bribes to affect debates over European Union coverage.

The arrests adopted raids in Brussels that prosecutors mentioned paid 600,000 euros ($630,000) in money. The police additionally confiscated computer systems and cell phones.

She misplaced her powers as deputy speaker of the parliament, which is situated in Brussels and Strasbourg, however stays a member of the European Parliament and usually enjoys immunity from felony prosecution.

However there may be an exception in instances the place the suspect is caught within the act of committing a criminal offense.

In keeping with the judicial supply, the Belgian police detained Kylie in possession of “luggage of money” and due to this fact appeared earlier than the choose to arrest her within the act of committing a criminal offense.


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