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Head of EP information office in Athens suspended amid anti-fraud probe

The head of European Parliament information office in Athens has been suspended from duty amid an anti-fraud probe by the EU Anti-Fraud office OLAF.

Together with Leonidas Andrikopoulos, suspended were reportedly also two other employees whose names and nationalities were not made public.

The case was confirmed by Marjory van den Broeke, deputy spokesperson of the European Parliament.

“There are serious doubts concerning certain economic transactions conducted by these specific individuals,” van den Broeke told Kathimerini on Tuesday.

“OLAF conducted a preliminary investigation into the matter and concluded that a full investigation needs to follow,” she added, without clarifying when this is expected to take place.

Van den Broeke did not name the other two officials who have been suspended as the investigation is still ongoing.

The exact nature of the suspect transactions has also not been made public.

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