Former European Parliament Vice-President Eva Kaili spends Christmas in jail

Former European Parliament Vice-President Eva Kaili is spending Christmas in jail following her alleged involvement in one of many greatest corruption scandals in EU historical past.

Greek MEP Eva Kaili can be held for one more month following a sentence by a Belgian courtroom.

The previous European Parliament vice-president is suspected of being on the middle of one of many European Union’s greatest corruption scandals, and her legal professionals had referred to as for her launch from jail with a police monitoring system.

“Ms. Kaili is alone in a jail cell,” lawyer Michalis Dimitrakopoulos mentioned.

“Sadly, her 22-month-old can be alone. It is Christmas and nobody is round. Eva Kaili feels that she is experiencing a multitude. Please respect that.”

Belgian prosecutors accuse Eva Kaili of corruption, belonging to a felony group and cash laundering. You have got been in custody since 9 December whereas your comrade Francesco Giorgi, adviser to the European Parliament, can be in jail on the identical prices.

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