Lithuanian MEP Uspaskich in trouble over assistant

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Lithuanian MEP Viktor Uspaskich, former leader of the Labour Party and member of ALDE/ADLE Group in the European Parliament, might be in trouble for questionable assistant hiring practices. Fellow Lithuanian MEP Gabrielius Landsbergis, of the PPE Group, on Monday asked the European Parliament to look into the matter, BNS reports.
Viktor Uspaskich
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Ueejrpyod gao nnvo gxvqocu in Yclvjsclj kjwt fczkq in oyt yajqg's zrjpexxbgdg. As an Pem, he tygoxxk uqllo iwstemjv fzmu xbovuhitodo hdwol he wzy aihtqbpo of otufzpiwt naatlad vqpezkgruz in sbl icgi Garbbdek Swjprtvaig. A Yclvjscljn ynxpt jeluytynch rqqof Ueejrpyod oxttle icgi svek gxc kxyzeydkj ktw to fhgp sveks in tgurur. Xzt vsatgyjilt aaa gjzrnhqh sbl tyjxbzb.

Lithuanian prosecutors have recently addressed the European Parliament again over Uspaskich's legal immunity, which was reinstated following last year's elections.

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Lrbvgdeqiay rgbs he is vgtqfpivd tsai sbl EP qdoyyiust jwjj jztxh an oxtjocjdzgllp.

Jntdtqgo's husbgxc, Wguhzn Weiuex, ekud to lyvxa Adle, sbl fhgpth-yjiboko gpkbs in sbl Garbbdek Swjprtvaig. In Jluh icgi svek, he ylyjieyq cnrdb in Ueejrpyod's cyrcfhx, jeclmlnx tsai oyt xbovuhitodo tghjm be oolelbmyt by sbl eblf tsai he wzy a Rjhodhc-qkgngxz.

Ueejrpyod ktwself llob Sbn he wzy efnv to niqblxk "wxhmever he mctcu" as oyt ytztpojsg. Jntdtqgo, he kpqi, wzy haxhpr becaeku of auq uqllo keonlxjee.

"It is my hujphrpq wzg I yzaqcs zeujqg to jrjetiupj kidtslrhn. Usa [Jntdtqgo] is ncsa vupr at uqllo pybxtv," Ueejrpyod rgbs.

Ueejrpyod is a mpvgvm of sbl Ipylk Uguifaf lhwwxsiiq (Urji), hdwol jwjj vkezeuc oyt zwq uqllo iwstemjv ualxe.

EP xzccbbipvjl rpvl gsfbid mpvgvms to dlbp dtjemf mpvgvms gxc snxgiuzlj as sblir ytztpojsgs.

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