Former European Parliament Vice-President Eva Kaila, who is involved in the Qatari corruption scandal, was allowed by Belgian prosecutors to remove the electronic tracking device on her ankle and was also released from house arrest.
44 years old Kailawho became the face of the corruption scandal, was released from prison in April as the last of the four suspects in the corruption affair Cathargateswhich shook the European Parliament, was moved to house arrest. “The investigation no longer requires her detention. Her release is subject to the usual conditions in such cases,” is reportedly Politics the Belgian prosecutor’s office wrote.
The representative of the prosecution was asked about the new conditions that were set for Kailaand about whether he can travel abroad, replied that he could not explain the details.
The Greek woman was removed from the position of vice-president of the European Parliament after she was arrested at the end of 2022 on corruption charges. She was also expelled from her political group Socialists and Democrats. He denies all the allegations.
Return to Parliament
Her lawyer Mihalis Dimitrakopoulos he announced that he was going to Kaila to return to the European Parliament next week after being released from house arrest and awaiting trial.
“Next week it’s Eva Kaila present in the European Parliament, where she will perform her duties,” is for Greek TV Sky TV said Dimitrakopoulos. She will also ask the parliament to find out whether her rights as a member of the European Parliament were violated during the surveillance, arrest and detention, he added.
Eve Kaila she is the main suspect in the corruption scandal Cathargates, which has been rocking the European Parliament since last December. At that time, the police carried out more than 20 raids, mostly in Belgium, but also some in Italy and Greece. They seized 1.5 million euros in cash, computers and mobile phones.
The suspects allegedly received large sums of money from Qatar and Morocco to influence political statements and decisions in parliament in favor of both countries. The prosecution accuses them of corruption, money laundering and membership in a criminal group. Both Qatar and Morocco deny wrongdoing.
Into an affair Cathargates are next to Kaila the parliamentary assistant involved and her partner Francesco Giorgiformer MEP Antonio PanzersMEP from Italy Andrea Cozzolinohead of the NGO No Peace Without Justice, Niccolo A fig–Talamanca and Belgian MEP March Tarabellawhich was already noticed in the European Parliament on Wednesday.
Kaila’s lawyer Dimitrakopoulos he also said that he was Panzers “chief executive” operation and that Eva’s fingerprints were not found on the money seized by the police Kaila. “She believes she will be acquitted if the case even goes to court,” he added.