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The EU’s anti-fraud chief has been stripped of his diplomatic immunity and could face questioning by Belgian investigators in a case linked to the 2012 resignation of a European Commissioner in a lobbying scandal, officials have said.
Giovanni Kessler, a former Italian MP and anti-mafia prosecutor, is suspected by Belgian authorities of illegally listening in to a phone conversation during his effort to unearth evidence in a corruption case involving the EU, known as Dalligate.
EU health commissioner John Dalli of Malta was forced to resign four years ago after a probe led by Kessler linked him to a tobacco lobbyist at a time when the EU was introducing tougher anti-smoking legislation.
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