Former European Parliament Vice President Eva Kayley, who has been in jail since December 9 as part of the Qatargate investigation, admitted to investigators that she had instructed her father to hide the money stacks and learn about the activity. It was carried out by her husband, Francesco Giorgi, with former deputy Antonio Panzieri, both of whom are in prison. The Belgian newspaper Le Soir writes on the basis of documents seen with Knack and La Repubblica. Even Panziri partially admitted his involvement, then pointed the finger at fellow former socialist Marc Trabella as the beneficiary of Qatar’s “gifts”.
According to a reconstruction of the French-language newspaper, on the day of the blitz that led to the arrests, Kylie panicked when police stopped her partner Francesco Giorgi, who had just left his apartment on Rue Wertz, a short distance from Europe. Parliament. In addition to warning his father, who was soon after stopped at the upscale Sofitel hotel in the heart of the European Quarter, while trying to flee with a suitcase full of cash, the former vice-president of the European Parliament also tried to reach out to Panziri and two other MEPs named in the investigation, who were not Their names are mentioned.
Red flagged – other banknotes were found in Kylie and Georgie’s home – and thus the attempt to distort the evidence convinced the Belgian judiciary to arrest her. The Greek politician, who is being held in Haren prison, in the northeastern suburbs of Brussels, will appear on Thursday, December 22, before the council chamber, which will have to decide whether to extend her detention or release her with or without conditions.
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