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Thursday, 16 July 2009

UKIP: Derek Clark & OLAF

My sources tell me that OLAF’s investigation into the allegations that Derek Clark misused his EU allowances is moving along nicely.

And at long last the press are finally beginning to take an interest in this obnoxious individual.

Last month the Derbyshire Times featured the story in their newspaper and on their website.

Euro MP under investigation by fraud squad

Saturday, June 13, 2009, 07:30

A FRAUD investigation has been launched into the activities of an East Midlands European politician.

Derek Clark was re-elected as an MEP for the East Midlands, covering Derbyshire, following the June 4 elections.

But the United Kingdom Independence Party MEP has been under investigation by the European anti-fraud office, OLAF, for more than a year.

When the Telegraph asked the fraud office what the investigation was about and when it was due to be completed, it said it had no comment to make.

Mr Clark said he was aware of the investigation but had not been informed about what it concerned.

He said: "I know nothing about the details of this. I've not been told by OLAF."

A spokesman for UKIP said he thought the investigation related to a former employee but had not heard anything officially through the European anti-fraud team.

He said he felt people were abusing the fraud investigation process.

"If someone makes a complaint, OLAF has to by law have an investigation and give it a case number which is sent to the complainant."

He said that after 18 months of investigations, Mr Clark had yet to be questioned, and knew nothing about the allegations made against him.

"If there was something to find it would have been found."Mr Clark lives in Northampton. Police there said they were aware of the case, but it was not a police matter.

End of article. To view the original: LINK

It is interesting to note that Clark has said that “I know nothing about the details”. Has Clark forgotten that OLAF officers are obliged to tell him what he is being investigated for? So after 18 months Clark knows nothing? Or is Clark lying yet again?

Derek Clark OLAF Case Number: D/007/033/04.09.08. Derek Clark OLAF Investigation Number: DD/FD-D2008.A1/7133/OF/2008/0240

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