Belgian authorities have moved the key suspect at the heart of the corruption scandal rocking the European Union’s assembly from jail on Friday and placed her under house arrest.
Former parliament vice president Eva Kaili will remain under electronic surveillance while the investigation into the money-for-political favours case continues.
The Greek lawmaker was removed as vice president after she was taken into custody late last year on charges of corruption, money laundering and membership in a criminal organisation. She denies wrongdoing, her lawyers said.
Belgian prosecutors suspect that Kaili was among several people that were allegedly paid by Qatar and Morocco to influence decision-making at the assembly. Both countries deny the allegations.
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Source: Euro News