Wednesday, May 18, 2005

European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) Accused of Fraud by European Ombudsman

From the Ombudsman's report:

"... OLAF submitted misleading information to the EU's institutional watchdog between March 2002 and March 2003, twisting the facts on allegations that the German journalist (H-M Tillack) had bribed the commission staff."

For the moment, OLAF is denying the ombudsman's charges. It knows that, should they stick, the EU's reputation (such as it is) for fraud-fighting will be a bust flush, all credibility gone.

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