OLAF probes into MEPs

Die Anfrage wurde abgelehnt durch Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung.

Dear European Anti-Fraud Office,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as
developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which
contain the following information:

Please tell me how many MEPs have been investigated by OLAF,
over the last three years.

Of these please tell me how many were cleared and how many were
recommended for action to be taken.

Of those where action has been recommended, please tell me:

- the MEPs nationality
- his/her political grouping
- the charges they faced and OLAF's findings in relation to them
- who the case was referred to and the result of the
prosecution/final action

Yours faithfully,

Chris Harris
Euronews
60 Chemin des Mouilles
69131 Écully
Lyon
France

Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung

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Dear Mr Harris,

 

Please find herewith a letter signed by our Director , Mrs Sanz Redrado
with two annexes.

The original follows by regular mail.

 

 

Best regards,

 

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
EUROPEAN ANTI-FRAUD OFFICE (OLAF)
Directorate  C: Investigation Support
Unit  C.4 – Legal Advice
Rue Joseph II, 30 • B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud

Our policy regarding personal data protection can be viewed on
[2]http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/about-us/...

 

 

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Dear European Anti-Fraud Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of European Anti-Fraud Office's handling of my FOI request 'OLAF probes into MEPs'.

They have provided some limited information, the effort for which I appreciate.

For example they provided general information about the number of OLAF investigations there were into EU institutions and its staff.

However I asked, in relation to each investigation, brief details of the charges, whether the probe is into EU institutions, staff or MEPs.

Nothing has been provided. This information, I am certain, is contained within a database, so a simple query could retrieve it.

For cases in which the person or institution was found to be guilty, there is an overiding public interest in revealing the details. It involves, in some cases, taxpayers' money and elected officials.

Even in cases where someone has been cleared, there is a similar, clear public interest in revealing the charges, even if the identity of the person is concealed.

There is also limited information on investigations into MEPs. Again there is a strong public interest for everything I requested to be provided, given these people are elected officials.

Thanks.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/olaf_...

Yours faithfully,

Chris Harris

Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung

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Dear Mr Harris,

 

Please find herewith a letter from the Director General, Mr Kessler for
your information.

The original follows by regular mail.

 

Best regards,

 

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
EUROPEAN ANTI-FRAUD OFFICE (OLAF)
Directorate  C: Investigation Support
Unit  C.4 – Legal Advice
Rue Joseph II, 30 • B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud

Our policy regarding personal data protection can be viewed on
[2]http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/about-us/...

 

 

References

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1. http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud
2. http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/about-us/...

Europäisches Amt für Betrugsbekämpfung

Dear Mr Harris,

 

We have tried to send you the original of the document with reference nr
ARES(2015)3557338, but it has returned as "undelivarable".

Could you please confirm your postal address so we can resend the document
for you?

 

Thank you in advance.

 

Best regards,

 

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
EUROPEAN ANTI-FRAUD OFFICE (OLAF)
Directorate  C: Investigation Support
Unit  C.4 – Legal Advice
Rue Joseph II, 30 • B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud

Our policy regarding personal data protection can be viewed on
[2]http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/about-us/...

 

 

References

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1. http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud
2. http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/about-us/...