...as offices are sealed for probes.
"BRUSSELS, March 29, 2011 (AFP) – Guards blocked the sealed offices Tuesday of disgraced MEPs after a fresh resignation in a string of corruption scandals engulfing the European Parliament. Hella Ranner, 59, an Austrian conservative, became the latest to quit after a newspaper report there alleged she planned to pay back a seven-million-euro ($9.8-million) business debt using expenses meant for staff and office running costs. She threw in the towel as security guards in the Brussels parliament buildings prevented access to offices and files of a trio of lawmakers already facing probes after a sting by Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper showed them agreeing to take bribes of up to 100,000 euros ($140,000). The flood of cases comes little over a week after ex-British Conservative MEP Den Dover was ordered by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg to repay sums four times that amount — in a judgment actually reduced on appeal."
Are they like this in every parliament?
Full disgusting story here.
Anyone spot the same story in the MSM?