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    Arrested European Parliament vice president pleads not guilty

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    Michalis Dimitrakopoulos, Eva Kaili’s attorney, stated to MEGA TV, one of the country’s leading national broadcasters, that it was unclear to whom a sizable amount of Euro notes stashes discovered in nine different places belonged.

    He reiterated that money was found at Kaili’s house and stated that only her partner, Francesco Giorgi, knew who the owner of the money was.

    Kaili’s visit to Qatar was known to EP President Roberta Metsola, he continued, so “Qatar didn’t have any reason to bribe Kaili.”

    One of the 14 vice presidents of the European Parliament representing the central-left PASOK-KINAL party in Greece, Kaili was detained on December 9 by Belgian police after her home was searched in connection with alleged corruption involving Qatar.

    She was relieved of her vice presidency of the European Parliament on Tuesday due to charges of corruption.

    In response to “categorically rejecting any attempts to connect it with claims of misbehavior,” Qatar has rejected the “baseless and profoundly misled” allegations.

     

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