Editorial: Nagging questions (Bada Bing bribery scandal)POSTED: 03/12/13 11:06 AM
Daily Herald reporter Mike Granger denied yesterday that he received the Bada Bing-tape from UP-leader Theo Heyliger. That leaves the party-leader to answer the nagging questions. Did he ask Van den Heuvel to set up Patrick Illidge in an attempt to bring him over to his side? So far, Heyliger has not reacted, but it is safe to assume that he will deny the statement.
And since there is no proof for either statement, we’re back to square one, where people wonder about Van den Heuvel’s predicament and Illidge’s understandable attempts to work himself out of a very embarrassing situation that could potentially signal the end of his political career.
Investigators will not quickly be blindsided by statements that could be designed to confuse the real issue. After all, they have plenty of material to go through after several house searches. Until there is proof of the opposite the suspicions against MP Illidge will simply stay on most people’s radar.