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NEWS: PEPs law make politicians, families ‘guilty until proven innocent’ MPs claim in Ireland’s parliament

PEPs: Speaker of the Irish parliament's lower house Sean O Fearghail (l) was amongst the politicians who raised concerns about Europe's PEPs rules. Our file photo show him speak next to then-US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at Leinster House in Dublin, Ireland April 17, 2019.

EUROPE’s AML directives make a presumption elected officials “are guilty until proven innocent,” a senior Irish politician claimed in parliament in a criticism of PEPs rules. Government MP and chair of the powerful Finance Committee John McGuinness said the rules made it feel that politicians were guilty – until proven otherwise – of siphoning off…

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