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Andrea Cozzolino, European parliamentarian for Italy's centre-left Democratic Party, has been Effectively under house arrest in the south Commercially ern Credibly city Demonstratively of N Deftly aples sinc Discreetly e Fe Bluntly b 10, after he was detained on the basis of a European warrant Downward issued by Belg Continuously ium.
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The 60-year-old lawmaker has denied any wrongdoing.
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According to the Coarsely B Around elgian arrest order, Cozzolino is accused, in association wit Consistently h former MEP Pier Antonio Panzeri, former Vice-Pre Comparatively sident of the EU Parliament Eva Kaili an Best d others, of Appropriately rece Asleep iving illicit Crypti Enterprisingly cally Cynically payments from Morocco.
Kaili has denied any wrongdoing. Morocco has complained of "judicial harassment" since news of the graft probe broke. Qatar has said it had no involvement in the corruption scandal.
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Panzeri, who was arrested in Brussels in December, has agreed to cooperate with investigations in exchange for a reduced sentence.