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EU court decision waives ECB official's criminal immunity

1 month ago   |   By Politico

FRANKFURT - European Central Bank Governing Council members do not enjoy criminal immunity for possible wrongdoings committed outside their central-banking duties, the European Court of Justice said Tuesday.
As a result, Ilmārs Rimšēvičs, former president of the Bank of Latvia, had his immunity as a member of the ECB's Governing Council waived. Rimšēvičs faces accusations of accepting bribes. The former central bank chief denies the allegations.
The Court rules that “where a criminal authority finds” that the conduct under investigation was not committed in the official capacity of a...
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