Belgium, (Brussels Morning Newspaper)Investigating judge Michel Claise refuses to withdraw from the investigation into suspicions of corruption within the European Parliament, the federal prosecutor’s office said on Monday, confirming information from the newspaper Le Soir.
Last week, the defense of MEP Marc Tarabella filed a motion to disqualify the investigating judge in charge of the investigation. According to Me Töller, his client’s presumption of innocence has been flouted on several occasions.
As Judge Claise sees no reason to step aside, the Court of Appeal will have to rule on the motion for recusal.
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