A report came on Wednesday, the last day of EP plenary in Strasbourg, about Uspaskich submitting a request to restore his legal immunity for the period of Labor Party's “black bookkeeping” trial at a Vilnius court, Lietuvos Žinios daily reports.
Živilė Pavilonytė, permanent representative of the Lithuanian parliament at the European Union (EU), said the EP plenary only made an announcement about Uspaskich's request, with no reasons or argumentation provided.
"All immunity-related issues are confidential and discussed behind closed doors at the Committee on Legal Affairs," Pavilonytė said.
This was the third attempt by the Labor Party's leader to appeal to the consciousness and feelings of MEPs, none of the earlier requests were satisfied.
EP stripped Uspaskich of his legal immunity in September 2010 to enable a Lithuanian court to proceed with hearing the fraudulent bookkeeping case.
According to information provided by the Prosecutor General's Office, the party's books neglected to include about 25 million litas (EUR 7.3m) in income and about 23 litas in spending in connection to property, commitments, and structural changes in the 2004-2006 period.