As of: 4/12/2023 7:06 PM
She is the most prominent suspect in the European Union corruption scandal: the former Vice-President of the European Parliament, Eva Kaili. Now the Greek is allowed to leave prison under certain conditions.
In an EU corruption scandal, the former vice-president of the European Parliament, Eva Kayley, was released after four months. As announced by the Brussels Public Prosecutor, she may serve the period of her detention under house arrest. The 44-year-old is being monitored with an electronic ankle bracelet.
Kylie, her partner and other suspects were arrested in early December as part of the investigation into the EU corruption scandal. Shortly thereafter, the European Parliament removed Kylie as Vice President. She also lost the parliamentary seat of her socialist party, PASOK, in Greece.
Kylie reportedly accepted a bribe
The bribery scandal concerns alleged influence on European Parliament decisions by the governments of Qatar and Morocco. Prosecutors accuse Kylie and the other suspects of corruption, money laundering, and membership in a criminal organization.
Kylie is said to have accepted gifts and bribes from Qatar. Investigators found “pockets full of money” on the politician. Almost 1.5 million euros were seized during the investigations.
All suspects are now under house arrest
Kylie is the last of the five suspects to be paroled from prison. The alleged mastermind, Antonio Panzieri, was allowed to return home last week. He had signed an agreement with the attorney general’s office promising full cooperation in clearing up the scandal.
Belgian MP Marc Tarabella was released from house arrest yesterday. Francesco Giorgi, Kylie’s partner, has been out of jail since the end of February. Andrea Cozzolino is also at home.