AnOCCRP investigation into payments going from Ukrainian political Serhiy Lovochkin via former Trump campaign director Paul Manafor to senior European politicians should prompt creation of a formal investigative unit,Transparency International (TI) said in a Wednesday statement.
A German MP is the first person to face political consequences in her home country for involvement in the Azerbaijani Laundromat, a US$2.9 billion influence peddling scandal between Azeri government and more than a dozen European politicians.
Days before the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) was to debate a motion for his dismissal, the body’s president, Pedro Agramunt resigned, tweeting “personal reasons” as the motive.
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