CLOSURE OF INVESTIGATION CONCERNING COMPLAINTS OF AN OFFICIAL OF THE COURT OF AUDITORS
Press Release OLAF/18/2003, 4 July 2003
In the light of press attention given to the complaints made
to the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) by
an official of the Court of Auditors, and repeated
requests by journalists for comment by this
Office, OLAF confirms the following.
These complaints concerned European officials,
principally of the Court of Auditors and additionally
of the European Commission.
An internal investigation was opened on 23/05/2002.
Each of these allegations has been carefully
examined by the Office and interviews conducted
with relevant individuals including the complainant.
OLAF has concluded that, on the basis of all
information and evidence gathered there, were
no elements sufficient to establish that any
fraud or irregularity had been committed by
any official or staff of the European Institutions.
In view of this the case was closed without
follow up on 1st July 2003.
Mr Alessandro Butticé
Spokesman of the European Anti-fraud Office
Fax : +32 (0)2 299.8101