Latest OLAF fraud allegation email also claims Farage indicted in US

SKWAWKBOX

At the end of last year, the SKWAWKBOX revealed that UKIP MEPs were under investigation by the EU’s OLAF anti-fraud unit for allegedly fraudulent expense claims.

The article was originally dismissed as ‘fake news’ by many in the mainstream – until suddenly the UK and even international press ‘broke’ the same news more than a month later. A not uncommon pattern.

In July, UKIP MEP Nigel Farage devoted a portion of his show to complaining about £80,000 the EU had, ‘like people back in Stalin’s day‘, demanded he repay in expenses:

Mr Farage said that the EU had not bothered to contact him about this. However, in February 2017 he waved a note from the EU’s accounting department and claimed that it showed that the European Parliament agreed that his employment of assistants was ‘fair and reasonable’ – a claim on which the UKIP-supporting Daily Express immediately cast doubt:

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