An investigating judge (GIP) in Bergamo on Friday seized some 240,000 euros from the bank accounts of one of the Italian protagonists in the European Parliament alleging a corruption case in Moroccogate dubbed and his daughter.
Some 40,000 euros were deducted from a Belgian money order from the account of former leftist MEP Antonio Panzeri. and another 200,000 from that of his daughter Silvia.
The GIP froze six bank accounts in all, belonging to the Panzeri, the former secretary general of the international trade union federation, Luca Visentini, and a former collaborator of Panzeri, Francesco Giorgi.
Also on Friday, Panzeri’s wife, Maria Dolores Colleoni, appealed to the Supreme Court of Cassation against a decision by the Bergamo appeals court to hand her over to Belgium.
Mihalis Dimitrakopoulos, the lawyer representing former European Parliament vice-president Eva Kaili, another of the key figures in the corruption case that also allegedly involved Morocco, said on Thursday that she had “never been corrupt “, expressing the hope that she will be “soon released”, arriving at the Brussels court on Thursday morning.
The former Greek MEP was due to appear in court over the Qatar corruption scandal for a hearing to decide whether she will remain in custody or be released until her case goes to court.
After the hearing confirmed her detention, her lawyer said Friday “very sad, she is far from her daughter, she is living a disaster”. (ANSA).