Skip to comments.EU auditor used public funds to hamper anti-fraud inquiry
Posted on 04/29/2012 9:36:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The secretary general of the European Court of Auditors used public funds to hire lawyers and to sue the EU's anti-fraud office (OLAF) over an inquiry into how he hired security guards. He lost the case, but no action was taken against him.
A ruling by the European Court of Justice dating back to 28 February dismissed Eduardo Ruiz Garcia's claim for OLAF to withhold publication of a report into alleged irregularities regarding the security tender he had overseen.
It also dismissed his claim for the EU commission, which is the overarching body OLAF is part of, to pay 6,000 in damages plus legal costs.
The Spanish auditor, in charge of administration at the Luxembourg-based EU body, earns over 16,000 a month. Still, his private legal action was paid for by his institution and he did not have to reimburse the money after losing the case.
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