Precisely on the basis of the indications of the repentant, the Belgian police triggered new searches in the seat of the Parliament, also sending agents to Strasbourg. After sifting through some offices, the investigators placed the seals: among others, in the room of the Pd Andrea Cozzolino and Alessandra Moretti’s assistant. The offices of an official, the unit manager of the human rights subcommittee Mychelle Rieu, have also been sealed, with the investigation therefore also involving the high bureaucracy of the European Parliament.
While someone asked to suspend all the deputies with the assistants involved, the first self-suspensions arrived: the emergency coordinator Cozzolino, the shadow rapporteur for the dossier of the commission for civil liberties, justice and internal affairs Piero Bartolo, while the Human Rights Commission Chair Maria Arena resigned and Marc Tarabella left the group.
The cross accusations between the various exponents involved are countless. Meanwhile, the Assembly is preparing to vote on the dismissal of Eva Kaili from the vice presidency.
Kaili’s lawyer: “He’s innocent” – Meanwhile, Eva Kaili’s lawyer, in prison on corruption charges, has ensured that his client has not accepted any “bribe from Qatar”. “Your position is that you are innocent – Michalis Dimitrakopoulos explained to the Greek private channel Open TV -. You have nothing to do with the Qatari bribes”. Asked if any money had been discovered at Kaili’s home, the lawyer said: “I’m not confirming or denying, there is confidentiality. I have no idea if any money was found or how much was found.”